KINMEL Bay FC has ceased training in accordance with new regulations, despite some coaches being a short distance away.

The club has worked tremendously hard to provide youth coaching in a safe manner since they were permitted to do so by the Football Association of Wales, with their first-team and women’s side also getting back down to business in readiness for the new campaign.

This has now been brought to a complete halt with the local lockdown measures, which are set to get far worse by the end of the week as the Welsh Government introduced a “circuit-breaker” measures coming into force on Friday.

Give that the Bay’s training base at Y Morfa Leisure Centre is situated in Conwy, coaches a few hundred yards down the road in Rhyl are now unable to take sessions at youth level, which is a blow to children of all ages who are using football as a form of escapism during an unprecedented time of disruption in their young lives.

A Kinmel Bay spokesman, said: “It is not yet clear what age range the exemption will apply to, or if parents will have to stay in their cars after dropping children off for training.

“One thing is clear, looking at photos from recent UEFA event at Y Morfa MUGA, is the vital importance of coaches in delivering the training within safeguarding rules of the FAW.

“If the few out-of-county coaches can’t travel the short distance to Kinmel Bay FC then training can’t re-start.”

Kinmel Bay added they have been “stringent” regarding Covid-19 measures from the start, something which they plan to continue when training resumes.

Club officials have written to Darren Millar MS and Conwy council leader Sam Rowlands regarding the issue to further highlight their current predicament.