THE HUWS GRAY ALLIANCE
FAW Tier two league formed in 1990

RHYL

 

New Rhyl manager Eddie Maurice Jones looks to take them upwards

OPINION OF YOUR CLUBS PERFORMANCE LAST SEASON

It was a year of transition for the club being back in the Cymru Alliance. Changing managers mid-season is always a tough task for all involved. 

Discipline was poor but I feel the majority of that was down to frustration. We will aim to improve our standard and build on the platform already here  

AMBITIONS FOR THE COMIMG SEASON

Our ambitions are set very high. First and foremost we'd like to improve on last year's campaign and it's about setting high standards and improving on every game.

We will be competing with teams at the top end of the league so are anticipating some exciting challenges.

We want to be ambitious and take Rhyl FC to the next level.

NEW PLAYERS AT YOUR CLUB

There's a lot of new arrivals at the club who will all play a key role in the season ahead.

We have strengthened considerably in defence with the likes of Max Peate, Rhys Fairhurst and Danny Sullivan who have a wealth of experience.

We have James Stead who when recovered from injury will add much needed quality and a great range of passing to support our attacking options in Kristian Pierce and Mike Pritchard.

GROUNDS YOU LOOK FORWARD TO VISITING AND WHY

I look forward to revisiting my previous clubs, Gresford Athletic and Denbigh Town as I will always show support to the great people at those clubs.

I also look forward to the local derby with Prestatyn. 

PLAYERS YOU LOOK FORWARD TO WATCHING AND WHY

I'm intrigued to see what James Murphy has to offer. He has already shown great potential. 

Mike Pritchard has been very impressive throughout pre-season, his experience and professionalism has been of the highest standard. 

Rory Crowther has been a standout performance already so I'm excited to see his progression throughout the season. 

WHO DO YOU SEE AS IN CONTENTION FOR THE LEAGUE TITLE

I believe it can be one of many.

There are a number of quality teams in the league. I would like to think Rhyl will be challenging at the top with the likes of Bangor, Porthmadog, Flint Town and Airbus. 

HOW COMPETITIVE DO YOU THINK THE LEAGUE WILL BE NEXT SEASON

The Cymru Alliance has been very competitive over past years but with all the quality involved and the ambitious clubs it will only get stronger. I expect it to be one of the toughest to date. 

TEAM WHO COULD SURPRISE A FEW

I think that lots of teams have had a good summer in terms of recruitment. 

Flint, Porthmadog, and Bangor to name a few, but I believe that Flint will surprise more than a few this season. 

PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FOR

Shaun Cavanagh of Porthmadog impressed on numerous occasions last season. The exciting playmaker is technically gifted and shows great awareness, I'm confident he'll be a big success this season. 

Holywell's Mark Winslade was outstanding last season. The powerful forward has a great work ethic and lots of potential to excel last season’s heights. 

THIS IS THE LAST SEASON OF THE HUWS GRAY CYMRU ALLIANCE – ANY MEMORIES YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE

On a personal level I am very proud to be a part of the Cymru Alliance. Since gaining promotion with Gresford it has opened opportunities for me to experience something I had never planned or thought I was capable of. To be involved with all great players and managers on a regular basis testing ourselves is brilliant for the league 

OPINION OF THE NEW FAW PYRAMID

Over the last 10 years the FAW have worked very hard to increase the commercial value of the Welsh Premier league and opportunities that this brings with it.  

This season I can see the Huws Gray Alliance being the most competitive in its history with several clubs who have the ambition and meet Tier 1 regulations fighting it out.   Huws Gray have been a loyal support of the league for as long as I can remember.  

The opportunity to form the new pyramid structure can only be a positive move by the FAW in raising standards across Wales and improving infrastructure.    With the re-organisation it will hopefully bring in much needed investment and sponsorship opportunities for clubs playing within the national and regional system

The Pyramid will also enhance the standard of football attracting the best players at each tier giving both players and football clubs the opportunity to play and be part of a National league System