Llanelli AFC have been boosted by the news that they have been granted the licence to play on in the Welsh Premier league next season, while there is also the possibility of taking part in the Europa league if they qualify for the competition.
There has been a total of 21 domestic licence applications, among which Llanelli AFC were one of them.
The club had also applied for the UEFA license as well. The licenses are usually given after reviewing various factors of the clubs such as stadium infrastructure and various other facilities at the club. Out of the 12 Welsh Premier league clubs that applied for the licence, eleven clubs have received the license to participate in the Europa league next season.
Clubs like Airbus UK Broughton, Bangor City, Aberystwyth Town, Carmarthen Town, Port Talbot Town, Prestatyn Town, Afan Lido, Newtown, The New Saints and Bala Town. Even as the clubs do not have a stadium of their own, they can always show alternative stadiums in order to get the license from UEFA.
Cefn Druids finished in the final of the FAW Welsh Cup as the runners up, but their application to take part in the Europa league next season will only be announced later after their application was not viewed this week. It also needs to be mentioned that this is an application that will only apply for the top division clubs from the Welsh country.
Meanwhile, former Llanelli AFC manager Eddie May has passed their way at the age of 68. The defender, who was originally from Epping, was in the Welsh country for most of his playing career. "He managed the club when they were struggling to stay in the league during the late 1990s, early 2000s and he was a well thought of person. He had great respect in Welsh circles having spent time at Cardiff, Swansea and Newport and people who knew him well said he was a hell of a nice guy," said Nigel Richards of Llanelli AFC.