RHUDDLAN Town manager Keiran Evans blasted the Football Association of Wales for their handling of the concerning situation regarding the grassroots game.

With the governing body finally cancelling all leagues in the men’s pyramid from Tier 3 down, it leaves many facing an uncertain future thanks to waning interest from players and sponsors, which Evans stated could have been handled far better by the FAW.

Evans took over from Wayne Hughes as boss recently, who left the role due to increasing work but will still play a big role behind the scenes.

He said: “I'm disappointed that we won't play any competitive football this season, but I feel that it has been inevitable for a good while that this would eventually happen.

“I feel the FAW could have gone about this sooner rather than letting all the clubs wait in the limbo on whether we would be able to compete this season.

“Seems to me like they were only ever concerned about the elite level league and just left the rest to suffer.

“I feel sorry for some of the other clubs who I know have spent their budget on renovating facilities in order to meet the criteria for the season, which obviously now didn't need pursuing so quickly.”

Town’s plans haven’t altered too much according to Evans, but he did highlight that motivation was becoming increasingly difficult and can hopefully be resolved once training is permitted to resume in the not-too-distant future.

“Motivation has been tough. The WhatsApp group has been quiet over the past several months down to no training or games, and it's also difficult to drum up interest in new players when we can't play or train,” added Evans.

“Hopefully in the next month or so we will be allowed to get back on the pitch in some capacity and then look ahead and prepare for the next season whenever that may be.

“I also hope the league can act quickly in resolving the issues with league/cup fees which were paid for the season, as I'm sure some clubs will be suffering and will be desperate to receive some sort of income back into their clubs which has been lost throughout the pandemic.”