RHYL FC have strengthened their backroom staff with the appointment of Alun Williams as first team coach.

The new arrival is no stranger to manager Eddie Maurice-Jones, having worked with him previously at Gresford Athletic, and he also played under assistant boss Richard Williams-Cooke when he was at the helm of Chirk AAA.

Williams is currently working as a freelance Sports Consultant with the Football Association of Wales Trust and in addition to working with the senior squad, he will also contributing significantly in areas such as player recruitment and aiding Academy players with their transition to the first team.

He said: “I’m delighted to be joining Rhyl FC, a club with a rich history in Welsh football, and team up with Eddie and Rich.

“I’ve played alongside for both, & know how committed, knowledgeable and ambitious they both are.

“Having spoken to close friends of mine who have previously played for Rhyl FC, who spoke highly of the volunteers and supporters passion and commitment for the club, I jumped at the chance to come in and be part of the staff, who I have been really impressed with thus far.

“My work both in a previous role as a Football Intermediary and in my capacity as a consultant with the Football Association of Wales Trust have brought many contacts within the football industry, and hopefully this will serve me well in our efforts to recruit players befitting what a Rhyl FC player should represent.”

The Lilies’ also confirmed that a number of upcoming home fixtures have received clearance from the FAW to kick-off at 2pm due to ongoing health and safety concerns regarding the floodlights at the Educate Group Stadium.

Their clash with Llanfair United this Saturday and the games against Guilsfield (February 15) and Gresford Athletic (March 7) will now start at 2pm.