North West Wales

Caernarfon Town FC told it 'legally does not exist'

The Oval, home of Caernarfon Town Image copyright Eric Jones/Geograph
Image caption Caernarfon Town play their home games at The Oval

A football club has been refused entry into the Welsh Premier League as "it does not exist as a legal entity".

Caernarfon Town, who lead the Cymru Alliance feeder league, failed its licence appeal against a Football Association of Wales' (FAW) decision.

The club has now published the letter from the FAW on its website.

It said it was unable to give a licence as Caernarfon Town FC was dissolved on 18 August 2015 for not filing accounts and is yet to be reinstated.

FAW domestic licences are mandatory to participate in the Welsh Premier League.

The letter said: "The appeal body were unable to award the domestic licence because the applicant 'CPD Tref Caernarfon Town FC Cyf' was dissolved on 18 August 2015, due to no filing of accounts.

"The appeal body noted that the licence applicant has applied for reinstatement but as of the date of this hearing, the club had not been reinstated.

"Therefore, based on the information currently available the licence applicant does not exist as a legal entity and therefore, cannot be granted a licence."

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It went on to say the club only submitted abbreviated accounts and annual audited accounts, required under FAW rules, were not provided.

The club said: "As previously stated, we had hoped, and expected that all these matters had been sorted out to an acceptable standard but it seems that the ruling body was not in agreement with us."

Committee members will meet the supporters' group on Saturday to discuss the matter further.

Licences are awarded based on criteria including sporting, youth and coaching, infrastructure and financial.

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