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Vote result on Colwyn Bay’s future either in England or Wales revealed

A Northern Premier League side WILL be ending their 35 year stay in English football and switch to the Welsh leagues for next season.

Last month, Colwyn Bay expressed that they are exploring that possibility due to financial struggles, if they don’t then they might end up going bust.

It was revealed in the last 24 hours that following a vote by shareholders, the club will apply to join the Welsh pyramid system next season for financial reasons.

Chairman Bill Murray said: “What I want most is to see this football club survive and I am pleased that a decision has been taken that I believe will give us the best chance of achieving that.

“The immediate task is to focus on seeing out the remainder of the EVO-STIK West season, and then work starts in earnest on formulating a plan to take the club forward.”

Colwyn Bay say: “Following a vote by shareholders, Colwyn Bay Football Club will apply to join the Welsh pyramid system next season.

“Each shareholder had one vote per share held and after listening to arguments for both sides, the outcome was 91,600 votes for Wales and 55,624 to remain in England on what would be a greatly reduced budget.

“An application to the FA of Wales will be submitted in the next week and the club expect to be told on March 29th to which tier of the Welsh system (either two or three) they will be allocated.

The Northern Premier League will not be making any further comment in relation to the proposed resignation of Colwyn Bay FC as a member, until such time as a formal written notice has been received and accepted by the board.


Following news on the vote, fans took to social media to give their reaction, which the majority happy on the decision – check out those tweets on the next page.


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