PLANS are officially underway regarding a new phoenix football club in Rhyl.

After the JD Cymru North side announced plans to start winding up proceedings due to a failure to find the £175,000 required to remain afloat until May 2021, members of the current board approach the Rhyl Fans Association with a formal proposal regarding a new club.

The establishment of a new club will be led by Tom Jamieson and Adam Roche who will work closely with the board of the Rhyl Fans Association.

Jamieson who will act as interim chairman, said: “This is fantastic news we have had very open and positive meetings with Will (Kearsley) and the RFA team and it is clear that we can work together in a true spirit of collaboration to prepare ourselves for the start of a new era.

“It will be challenging but we aim to bring all those with Rhyl’s interests at heart together in this endeavour. we should look back at our achievements and forward at what is possible if we all work closely together in unison and trust in each other.

“After recent events and in a time of national crisis and uncertainty this announcement offers real hope to our local Rhyl community.”

A ballot between members of the association “overwhelmingly endorsed” working with the Belle Vue Group to form a new Rhyl Football Club.

Will Kearsley, chairman of the RFA, added: “The results of the ballot showed a significant majority in favour of working alongside past board members.

“This gave us the opportunity to enter discussions on how to proceed with the past board and initial meetings have been held. This has started a new chapter at Rhyl Football club, and we hope to steam roll ahead now to get all boxes ticked for the 20/21 season.

“We are extremely excited on how fast everything is moving and we look forward to working with the community to help rebuild the football club to be bigger and better than ever.”

Jamieson also confirmed that funding has been secured to initially set-up the club, with appointing a management team and coaching staff also high on the shortlist.

A spokesman also thanked Ann Jones AM, James Davies MP and Councillor Barry Mellor for counsel and support through this time of transition.

“My immediate priorities are to appoint and announce the management team, secure a ground and search for long term funding and sponsorship in readiness for the new season ahead,” added Jamieson.

“There is so much to do whilst looking to ensure the club gets back to playing football in Rhyl and ideally at its home, Belle Vue, so we can give the ground back to the footballing community of Rhyl.

“This new football club will be locally run for local people to ensure we continue Rhyl’s proud footballing heritage and tradition.”

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