RHUDDLAN Town have made a significant move to boost the club’s fortunes off-the-field with the appointment of Tony Hepton.

The well-respected figure joins the Vale of Clwyd and Conwy League Premier Division side as their new chairman, which is the latest in a series of exciting developments behind the scenes for the ambitious club.

Hepton is a Rhyl native who is extremely well known on the regional football scene thanks to his sterling work officiating lower league matches over the years, and he has come to Town’s aid in the past due to their ongoing pitch issues.

Manager Wayne Hughes, said: “The club are absolutely delighted to announce that Tony Hepton has agree become out new chairman.

“The players are extremely happy with the news as Tony is well known to everyone at the club having been refereed by him many times over the years.

“Tony is someone who can definitely help take the club to the next level with his experience and having been involved with the game for so long.”

After overcoming some considerable barriers over the course of the recently concluded campaign, Hughes now believes things are finally on the up for a side that is about to embark on its third season since reforming.

“This is the first time since the club reformed that I feel we are heading in the right direction,” he added.

“With former captain Keiran Evans joining the management setup and a proper committee setup, the future is looking fantastic for the club.

“The hard work has already begun as we look forward to the new season.”