A NEW owner has taken control of Prestatyn Town Football Club.

James Benbow was confirmed as the new man at the helm of the JD Cymru North club yesterday (January 8), replacing previous owner, Jamie Welsh.

Merseyside-based Welsh confirmed he was stepping down last week, having took on the role himself in June 2020.

Chris Jones left as boss in October 2023 after a mixed start to the campaign, with Karl Clair taking on the reins as player-manager.


Perfect start under new player-manager for Prestatyn Town

Clair won his first three games in charge, and has also led Prestatyn, who are 13th in the JD Cymru North currently, to the WBS League Cup semi-finals.

Benbow said: “I am truly honoured to be a part of this local club.

“As many of the supporters are aware, Prestatyn Town has had great success in the past, and this is something we aim to achieve in the very near future.

“We have great ambition for the club, but our immediate attention needs to be turned to our on-field performances.

“As a club, the staff and players deserve to be playing at the highest level possible and this is something we wish to work on going forward.

“I’m grateful for the support I have been given so far and I hope to do the fans and the team proud in all my endeavours.

“I would like to thank Jamie, the ex-chairman, for the smooth transition, and wish him all the best for the future.

“Finally, I would like to thank all the staff and volunteers at Prestatyn Town for all their hard work. The club simply couldn’t run without them.”