CPD Y Rhyl 1879 have put everything in place at their Belle Vue ground in readiness for the start of the new season.

Hard-working volunteers at the newly formed club have been putting the finishing touches across the site, which includes new signage, paintwork and general maintenance for when fans are permitted to return by the Welsh Government and Football Association of Wales.

When that will be remains a serious concern that is putting the grassroots game in Wales at risk. The impending “circuit-breaker” lockdown further jeopardises the chances of any competitive action below the JD Cymru Premier returning this year, with further restrictions beyond tat almost sure to cancel the season altogether.

This would represent a significant blow to all associated with CPD Y Rhyl 1879, with the club being formed quickly earlier this year after Rhyl FC were formally wound-up after failing to find the £175,000 needed to stay afloat.

Manager Gareth Thomas has put together a competitive squad that appears more than capable of challenging for honours in the new NWCFA Tier 4 (East) Premier Division, which includes the right blend of youth and experience who will be led on the pitch by club captain Reece Fairhurst.

A tweet from the club’s account, read: “New signs up at Belle Vue. We are ready to play. Let us play!”

Club officials are also seeking investment to secure the ground long-term after finally coming to an agreement with owner David Butters, who has given them first refusal to purchase Bell Vue at an agreed price of £450,000.