Following extremely positive discussions regarding the future of Caernarfon Town we can confirm that the future of the club is secured and that a new team both on and off the field will be taking the club forward from this weekend onwards. George Denham and Eilian Angel have agreed to relinquish control of the club to a new core team of officials and supporters, led by Arfon Jones as interim Chairman. We are also extremely pleased to confirm Geraint Williams as new 1st Team Manager, with Ernie Talbot as Assistnt Manager. Both Geraint and Ernie are well known locally on the football scene, and have had significant playing and managerial experience with Caernarfon in the past.
The new team will meet formally for the first time on Monday night, and have much to discuss, including:
1) Setting out the financial, administrative and logistical implications of managing Caernarfon Town's future. As part of this it is proposed to launch a public appeal for support to help build the club for the future.
2) Securing the club's presence in the Cymru Alliance for the remainder of the season.
3) Ensuring that Caernarfon Town can provide the support to the Management Team on the field, and has the cohort of players willing to play and give their commitment to the cause for this season and beyond.
4) Recruiting a strong and committed team off the field to formulate a plan for taking the club forward and developing a robust business model for the future.
Integral to all this has been the cooperation and support of the existing Board members, George Denham and Eilian Angel. Their commitment to ensuring Caernarfon Town's future without personal interest or prejudice has been very much appreciated. Arfon Jones noted that the two, who between them have given over 50 years of service to Caernarfon Town "have given their all to ensuring that this club has a future, and have been extremely supportive and cooperative, during this difficult time, always having the interest of the club at heart and working dilgently with us to find a solution and a way forward
Arfon Jones also wanted it noted that "George Denham is and always has been a Caernarfon Town man through and through, and as agoodwill gesture is paying the club fine,imposed by the Welsh FA, out of his own pocket, a gesture which is very much appreciated.
The new team also want it noted that the Cymru Alliance League and the clubs in the league have been tremendously supportive and understanding, and have given the club the breathing space it desperately needed.
A further press release will be released next Tuesday (9th March) which will:
1) Confirm plans for a public meeting and Public Appeal.
2) Provide further details of the management team, on and off he field, and playing staff for the remainder of the season.
3) Outline a proposed business model for taking the club forward.
Saturday's game against Penrhyncoch remains postponed, as is the proposed home match against Holyhead Hotspurs next Wednesday night. However, it is hoped to commence playing commitments the following Saturday at Bethesda.
"We are confident that Caernarfon Town Football Club has a positive and prosperous future ahead, and look forward to the day when the Canaries can sing again with pride and passion."
Arfon Jones (Acting Chairman, Caernarfon Town FC)
John Watkins, Club President
Geraint Jones, Club Secretary