WELSH PREMIER FOOTBALL

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COLWYN Bay have reaffirmed their commitment to the English system despite a social media poll in which 55% voted to switch to the Welsh pyramid.

The club reignited the debate on Twitter in response to a media query but chairman Dave Tichiner says he has 'no intentions' of switching from the Evo Stik North League at the present time.

"As chairman and majority shareholder at Colwyn Bay Football Club, I am personally responsible for financially keeping the club afloat," Tichiner said in a statement.

"The club knew this would provoke a large response, with over 1,000 followers voting on the poll. If anything, this has provided the club with some well-needed publicity and shows our social media platforms are a great way of communicating with our fan base and beyond.

"Any serious decisions in the future that might directly affect the club and its supporters would be discussed with and voted on by our true supporters only, i.e. our shareholders, season ticket holders and those who regularly attend matches.

"The board of directors and I thank all those who have contacted us directly to provide their feedback and we assure you we are looking forward to the team’s continuation playing in the English Pyramid."

Colwyn Bay were one of four clubs to resist the FAW's decision to force Welsh clubs into the newly-formed League of Wales in 1991. They opted to remain in the Northern Premier League and played at the Drill Field, which was the ground of Northwich Victoria at the time, before moving closer to home in Ellesmere Port.

A court injunction allowed the club to return to playing home matches in Old Colwyn in 1994 before the case was won in the High Court in April 1995

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24 August 2017

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