SUPPORTERS of Rhyl FC have decided to form a group to assist the club going forward.

The Lilies’ confirmed that the Rhyl Fans Association has been announced with a view to supporting the JD Cymru North side and comes following a public meeting earlier this season that outlined the concerning matters facing the club off the pitch.

The main objective for the new group is to “raise funds and support the day-to-day running of the club”, and they are now urging Lilies’ supporters to get behind the initiative and help the set-up in whatever way they can.

Mike Hughes, a Rhyl FC fan who is one of the leaders behind the group, said: “A new Rhyl Fans Association has been set up for this season and going forward looking to contribute to the future of the football club.

“With the news that came out of the general meeting held at Belle Vue, we decided that although we follow the Lilywhites home and away, we wanted to do more to help the team succeed.

“Our main goal is to raise funds to support the day to day running of the club and with attendances at matches falling over recent years we also plan to connect with the local community to hopefully increase footfall through the gate and to bring the club back to its hay day challenging for trophies again.”

Crowds at the Educate Group Stadium have diminished significantly due to their relegation from the JD Cymru Premier, and the club are currently in discussions with the ground’s owner about possibly buying the site after making an offer above their independent valuation.

Dialogue between the unnamed owner and chairman Paul Higginson are “ongoing”, and the club is facing more financial problems with the lack of income from fixtures due to the suspension of the domestic football season due to Coronavirus.

The cost to join the group for 2020/21 is £5 and anyone wishing to do so can contact Rhyl FC’s social media channels.