RHUDDLAN Town Football Club have announced an exciting off-the-field development ahead of the new Vale of Clwyd and Conwy League Premier Division season.

The club will be moving back to the surface at Pengwern College after a year away from the site at the Coronation Gardens in Rhyl, which represents another massive boost for an ambitious set-up that is looking to mount a promotion challenge this term.

Newly appointed chairman Tony Hepton has sought the assistance of Miles Todd, owner of the well-respected 360 Groundcare, on how to improve the pitch in readiness for the start of the season on August 17.

He said: “It was great meeting Miles to get his advice on how to improve the quality of the pitch at Pengwern. His offer of help is greatly appreciated.

“A plan is now in place to make the improvements before August 17, including repairing the goal area at the College end, and the rain this week is already making the pitch greener and better than it was.”

Wayne Hughes’ side also have a busy pre-season schedule before the start of their competitive fixtures, which begin with a trip to Kinmel Bay on July 6.

This will be followed by games against Llandudno Amateurs Reserves, Llanfairfechan Town Reserves, Mochdre Sports, St Asaph Reserves, Llannefydd and Rhyl All Stars.

Hughes, added: “We are in a much better place than this time last year with no pitch and players leaving the club.

“This year we have added at least eight players to the squad and are weeks away from playing our first game back home at Pengwern College.

“We have all been working together to get the pitch ready for the new season, which is fast approaching and we can’t wait to get going again.”