PRESTATYN Town’s Academy system has received a major boost after their sessions were restored at St Asaph Leisure Centre.

Gwyn Hughes, lead officer for commercial leisure with Denbighshire county council initially cancelled the coaching sessions on the 3G surface at St Asaph Leisure Centre after significant changes to coaching personnel.

However, after Academy operations manager Ryan Turner provided the necessary qualifications and paperwork for all new coaches, the provision has now been allowed to resume activities at the site.

Turner, said: “We would like to acknowledge that Denbighshire Leisure have been very accommodating and supportive throughout the process.

“This is great news for the future of our Academy knowing that we have a fantastic facility in place to train and play our matches which is key to the development of young players and the future of Academy football within the area.”

Meanwhile, first-team manager John Lawless has pulled off another big signing in the form of Adam Buxton.

The experienced player, who can operate at full-back or in midfield, has accumulated 150 Football League games for the likes of Wigan Athletic, Accrington Stanley and Morecambe. Buxton also notched 67 games for Tranmere Rovers during his career so far.

Lawless, said: “I am delighted Adam has decided to sign. He’s a player I rate really highly, who’s career so far speaks for itself.

“He’s a great passer of the ball and who will fit right in with the style of play that we want.”

A Prestatyn Town XI comprised mostly of trialists lost 3-1 away at Llandyrnog United, with Garmon Hafal (2) and Sean James on target for Jimmy McInally’s men.