RHYL Football Club stated the need to “consider its wider options” if a move to purchase their ground is not accepted.

The Lilywhites’ made a significant financial offer above the valuation set from a recent evaluation of the site to the owner recently, but have yet to receive any news as to whether their bid has been successful.

The Educate Group Stadium has been home to the JD Cymru North side wince 1899 but leasing the facility is currently hampering their progress on and off the field, with running costs coming to £4,000 a month “before any footballing issues are considered”.

This includes elements such as rent, utility bills and insurance, and there is no external funding available to the club without a long-term lease on the ground.

The current agreement is due to end in four years, and chairman Paul Higginson told a supporters’ meeting on December 30 that “it was not clear” what would happen following this period.

The land occupying the ground was sold on the premise that it remains a sporting and leisure site, but given the comparatively short timescale towards the end of the lease the Club would need to start to consider its wider options.

Further communication will be issued to the club’s loyal fanbase towards the end of the month regarding the possible purchase of the ground.

Managing director Adam Roche also outlined the need to bring more local support to the club in the form of volunteering and sponsorship, with a supporter liaison officer position also announced that will also sit on the club’s board of directors.

It was accepted that with the club unlikely to be challenging for promotion this season applying for the domestic tier 1 licence “should not be a priority” with other things currently transpiring, which also includes a significant health and safety concern with the floodlights that have forced ick-off times to be moved.

Anyone wishing to volunteer their services to Rhyl FC, or to apply for the supporter liaison director role, should email adamroche@rhylfc.co.uk.