PRESTATYN Sports have announced big changes to their backroom team following the conclusion of their Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One campaign.

The club confirmed that joint-manager Mark Hughes has stepped down after a hugely successful spell at the helm due to ongoing personal and work commitments.

Hughes played a leading role in the formation of the club six years ago and guided Sports to a jaw-dropping quadruple in 2015.

He also secured the Welsh Alliance Division Two title last term and guided the side to a very impressive first full season in the third tier, securing a top half finish and claiming some notable scalps along the way.

A Prestatyn Sports spokesman, said: “The club would like to go on record and show its massive gratitude to Mark, who not only help start this whole thing but has proved himself again and again as a top local manager when so many doubted and put obstacles in his way.

“His achievements along with his joint manager Jon Hargreaves and this team have been phenomenal.”

The Sports committee have moved swiftly to find his successor, with former player Sion Williams stepping in to work alongside Hargreaves at the club with immediate effect.

Williams was a standout goalkeeper for the club before retiring in 2018, but he has remained part of the set-up within its committee and received a glowing recommendation from the departing Hughes prior to his resignation.

He said: “I couldn't turn down the chance to manage a club that I help start and played for. It's a special club to my heart.

“I've played alongside and been managed by Jon and Mark and consider both good friends, so to be offered this opportunity and be recommended by an outgoing club legend is really humbling. There is a lot of hard work to do for next season, but it starts now.”

Williams also announced the appointment of Russ Jones to the coaching staff, with the talented defender enjoying a glittering spell at the club in addition to a trophy laden stint at Prestatyn Town.