PRESTATYN Town’s bid to secure their Tier 1 Licence received another boost recently.

The JD Cymru North champions were unable to take their place in the top-flight after a TV gantry issue was not resolved sufficiently according to the Football Association of Wales, leaving Neil Gibson’s men aiming to secure the title once again next season in their pursuit of a return to the top of the Welsh domestic pyramid.

The club have since received the necessary planning permission from Denbighshire county council for a new gantry, and there was further good news for the set-up as their thriving Academy system received accreditation from the FAW for the upcoming campaign.

This is one of the key requirements needed to secure both domestic and UEFA licences, and new chairman Jamie Welsh was quick to thank hard-working volunteers behind the scenes for their efforts in making this possible.

He said: “This is great news for the club, and I would like to thank everyone that’s put in the effort over the last month to achieve this I know these audits aren’t easy. Well done.”

The Seasiders’ Academy has been renowned for bringing a wealth of players into the first-team squad over the years, with plenty of the current Town line-up starting their journey as youngsters.

Many players have stayed loyal once again to Gibson despite offers from elsewhere this summer, which means the manager has almost all of the squad that won the championship in convincing fashion last term at his disposal.

Prestatyn’s Motion Finance Stadium will also host a Community Day and Craft Market on Monday, August 31 from 10.30am, which is being run in partnership with Phoenix Events.

There will be a host of stalls at the event, in addition to various activities to keep children occupied throughout.

A club spokesman, added: “We are looking forward to seeing you all and enjoying this great family day.”