RHUDDLAN Town manager Wayne Hughes outlined his pride after his side were awarded a place in the North Wales Coast Football Association’s East Premier Division next season.

The Vale of Clwyd and Conwy League Premier Division champions had their promotion officially confirmed as the league structure was officially announced last week pending their base at Pengwern College meets the necessary criteria before the campaign.

This will see Town take on some high-profile clubs as they look to firmly establish themselves in the fourth tier, and Hughes is clearly looking forward to the challenge of testing his skills against some top sides from across the region.

He said: “I am really proud of the team I have built from nothing. I have added some absolutely fantastic people to the club over the last couple of years which has made us noticed.

“Rhuddlan Town reformed three years ago in memory of Charlie Jones and now we will be playing the likes of CPD Y Rhyl 1879, Glan Conwy, Llandudno Junction and many more top teams.

“Bring on the new challenge.”

The club received further good news after striker Ian Davenport committed himself to the set-up next season.

The prolific striker came up with some important goals for Town during their title-triumph, and he could be set to play a more prominent role as Jay Whitehouse looks set to depart in favour of a move to CPD Y Rhyl.

“Ian is definitely one who turns up with a goal when you most need one, a big powerful striker,” added Hughes.