A FOOTBALL club lodged a complaint with the Football Association of Wales (FAW) amid concerns over the transfer of players and staff.

Prestatyn Sports FC said a complaint had been submitted to the Welsh governing body after a number of management staff moved to Prestatyn Town FC for the 2021/22 campaign.

The matter is said to be in breach of FAW rules, which state that a maximum of six personnel can move from and to the same two clubs each season. The FAW has been approached for comment.

In a statement on social media, the tier four club said it had received “a raft of transfer requests” and that it had been shown “disrespect” after it was not given advance notice of the transfers.

“Prestatyn Sports is sad to hear the management team from our development side have decided to go to pastures new at Prestatyn Town FC reserves,” the statement said.

It added that the move of its staff could mean its development side “may be folded” for the 2021/22 campaign.

Earlier this week, Prestatyn Town FC confirmed it had set up a reserve team following 11 new signings.

The club also revealed it had received partial accreditation of its academy set-up following an FAW audit, with full accreditation expected in the coming months.

Jamie Welsh, chairman of Prestatyn Town FC, said he has since spoken with Sports manager John Hargreaves about the matter.

“We are disappointed this has been blown up on social media," he said. "Prestatyn Town didn’t approach anyone to join the club and the appointment of the coaching team wasn’t something that was planned for weeks.

“We didn’t show a lack of respect towards Prestatyn Sports, we just appointed a management team to the reserve side that had approached us and told us they had left the previous club due to a breakdown in their relationship.

“I have had a good relationship with John at Sports since joining Town and we want this to continue going forward.”