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.

Match facts

LLANSANTFFRAID FC
Andy Mulliner
John Whelan
Gary Curtis
Mike Brown
Arwel Jones
Chris Whelan
Garry Evans
Neil O'Brien
Ian Evans
Tommy Morgan
Simon Abercrombie
Substitutes
Tim Nunnerley
Mike Watt
Darren Barrett
Goalscorers
Tommy Morgan
Garry Evans
Chris Whelan
Substitutions
Nunnerley -> I Evans
Watt -> O'Brien

BARRY TOWN
Ovendale
Evans
Lloyd
Mayer
Batchelor
Barnett
P Giles
Bird
Hunter
R Jones
O'Gorman
Substitutes
Griffith
Withers
Pike
Goalscorers
Gary Lloyd
Mike Brown (og)
Tony Bird
Substitutions
Pike -> Hunter (57)
Withers -> P Giles (97)
Griffith -> Barnett (105)

ATTENDANCE
2666