Monday, December 07, 2009
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TNS take further steps towards licence

THE New Saints received an audit visit from FAW licensing staff on Tuesday in preparation for gaining the new domestic club licence, which is required to play in the Welsh Premier's "Super 12" next season.

Head of competition Andrew Howard and newly-appointed licensing officer David Miller visited Park Hall for the first of a series of inspections around the principality to ensure that all clubs who have applied for the licence meet the requirements by the time the First Instance Body meets on 9 April 2009.
"Both Andrew Howard and David Miller were impressed with the preparation work undertaken," commented TNS general manager Ian Williams.
"We have some infrastructure issues to be resolved, but with plans in place for these to be completed by the March deadline, the club is confident that the licence will be awarded at the meeting in April."
The visit included a tour of the facilities, looking at compliance with the infrastructure criteria and perusing documentation for the sporting criteria, which includes academy work undertaken by the club, as well as coach education qualifications for all coaches working at various levels at the club.
Personnel and administration information was also checked to ensure that the club had the necessary staff in place to deal with a variety of roles and responsibilities.
Legal and financial criteria was also scrutinised and the club was commended for its various club charters and the work it has undertaken to promote anti-racism and other community type initiatives.

Champions League record

2000/2001 UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
12 July 2021 / Qualifying Round 1st Leg (Wrexham)
TNS 2-2 Levadia Maardu (Estonia)
19 July 2021 / Qualifying Round 2nd Leg (Tallin)
2005/6 UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
13 Jul 2021 / 1st Qualifying Round 1st Leg (Anfield)
Liverpool 3-0 TNS
19 Jul 2021 / 1st Qualifying Round 2nd Leg (Wrexham)
TNS 0-3 Liverpool
2006/7 UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
12 Jul 2021 / 1st Qualifying Round 1st Leg (Anjalankoski)
MyPa-47 1-0 TNS
19 Jul 2021 / 1st Qualifying Round 2nd Leg (Newtown)
TNS 0-1 MyPa-47
2007/8 UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
17 Jul 2021 / 1st Qualifying Round 1st Leg (Newtown)
TNS 3-2 FK Ventspils
25 Jul 2021 / 1st Qualifying Round 2nd Leg (Ventspils)
FK Ventspils 2-1 TNS