CPD Y Rhyl 1879 have issued a fresh appeal for investment to secure the future of Belle Vue.

The newly formed club have yet to kick a competitive ball due to coronavirus pandemic restrictions implemented by the Welsh Government and Football Association of Wales, with any action this season below the JD Cymru Premier looking increasingly bleak in the current climate.

Club officials reached an agreement with ground owner David Butters to lease and purchase the site after the decision was made to wind-up the former Rhyl FC after an illustrious 141-year history.

Just Solutions consultancy were employed by the club’s committee in July to undertake a feasibility study which will explore the opportunities and options for acquiring Belle Vue as well as informing the emerging business case for future investment.

An agreement to buy the ground outright from Mr Butters at a cost of £450,000 remains the top priority, with the proposal generating support from leading community figures such as Ann Jones AM, James Davies MP, councillor Barry Mellor and former MP Chris Ruane.

CPD Y Rhyl 1879 chairman Tom Jamieson stated that the feasibility study will “explore all options” open to the club, with some initial enquiries for potential investment “progressing”.

He said: “This is a unique opportunity for the Football Club and the town to secure the benefit of Belle Vue for the Community.

“The feasibility study is an important next step to explore all potential options open to the club. Whilst we are progressing some initial enquiries, we also wish welcome any investor or partnership enquiries.

“The history of footballing success in Rhyl has always been significant and the potential support base is one of the best, if not stronger, than any club in the Welsh system.

“With the right partners, the commercial opportunities that could follow ground development and footballing success are significant and hugely exciting.

“We are determined to do everything in our power to enable Belle Vue to thrive once again and enable CPD Y Rhyl 1879 to make its way back to Cymru Premier, the top tier of Welsh football.”

Anyone wishing to enquire about potentially investing in the project should contact sponsorship@rhylfc.co.uk.