Players needed as Glan start from scratch
A VILLAGE football club facing extinction less than three months after being crowned league champions has been saved by the appointment of a new management team.
Jason Scott and Anthony Hughes have taken on the challenge of leading Glantraeth in the 2017/18 season.
The Anglesey club won the Welsh Alliance Division One title and Cookson Cup double last term, but rejected promotion as they could not meet the ground criteria set by the next-level-up Huws Gray Alliance League.
Manager Warren Gibbs resigned – his decision unrelated to the promotion issue – and almost the entire double-winning squad has signed for other clubs over the summer.
Mike Lundstram and Joe Morgan became joint managers last month, but the latter recently opted to join Llandudno Junction.
Due to a lack of players, the club had to cancel all its pre-season friendlies and secretary Stan Strickland admitted Glantraeth’s future was in doubt.
However, last weekend Lundstram agreed to step aside and remain as a player, leaving Scott and Hughes to attempt to build a squad capable of competing this season.
Scott is best known as being a player and manager with Beaumaris Town and has a UEFA C Badge.
Hughes has given great service to Glantraeth in the past and still holds the club record of scoring in 11 successive games.
With the season fast approaching it is still quite a challenge for the new team to put a squad together so players old and new are invited to contact them.
Scott can be contacted on 07749 480939 and Hughes on 07848 161657 or call Gari Evans the chairman on 07747 890497.