RHYL FC’s hard work behind the scenes has seen the club retain its FAW Tier 1 Licence for next season.

The Lilywhites boast some of the most impressive facilities in the Welsh domestic system, which has been reflected with the high-profile distinction once again, and the award also means that the club has received a Tier 2 Licence, a prerequisite to compete in the new FA of Wales Tier 2 North and Mid Wales League next term.

Rhyl FC Chairman Paul Higginson, said; “The award of the licence is a great reflection on the hours of hard work in ensuring that the relevant information is collated behind the scenes for the application.

“In particular a special thanks is given to Kevin Davies who co-ordinated the Licence application following his recent health scare, and Managing Director Mike Jones, together with all other volunteers who have assisted in this work.

“The determination to seek this Tier 1 Licence is a statement of intent for the future."

This is the sixth year in succession that the club have been awarded the licence at the first time of asking.

Airbus UK Broughton, Caernarfon Town, Flint Town United, Haverfordwest County and Penybont were the other sides awarded FAW Tier 1 licences, enabling the Wingmakers’ to make their return to the top flight after clinching the Huws Gray Alliance title.

Aberystwyth Town, Bala Town, Barry Town United, Cardiff Met, Carmarthen Town, Cefn Druids, Connah’s Quay Nomads, Llandudno, Newtown and champions The New Saints secured FAW Tier 1 and UEFA licences following the application process.