Caernarfon Town Ladies have resigned from the Welsh Premier Women’s League.
The Canaries suddenly withdrew from the top flight on Saturday, just a day before they were due to play Cardiff City Women.
The club said ”strenous travel requirements” and personal commitments among the playing staff was to blame for the decision to quit the WPWL.
Caernarfon lost all five of its league games this season – and were knocked out of the League Cup by Llandudno. Their only victory came when they beat Kinmel Bay Ladies in the first round of the Welsh Cup.
The league has now expunged all of the team’s results – but with the men’s team still pushing on in the WPL, the club insists it remains committed to women’s football.
In a statement on Monday evening, a Caernarfon Town spokesperson said: ”It was not a decision that the board and management team took lightly but…the club feels that this is the only option open to us at present.”
”Under the guidance of Keith Fearns and Tanya Jones, the women’s team has worked hard for a number of years to reach the Welsh Premier League and, despite a disappointing first season in the league last year, there had been encouraging signs that our young team was making steady progress this term.”
”Therefore, as a club we are extremely disappointed at the decision but want to make it absolutely clear that we are fully committed to the ladies game.”
The club added that both Keith Fearns and Tanya Jones would stay with Town to oversee a ”reconsolidation” of the team, before they announce their next move.