THOSE involved with Llandudno Albion FC celebrated the end of the club with a reunion friendly and awards night on the weekend.

The club, which competed in the Ardal Leagues North West (Welsh third tier) last season, announced in February that they would fold after failing to reach a ground share agreement as part of FAW licence regulations.

This came after the OPS Wind Arena, which they shared with Cymru North side Llandudno FC, was deemed a healthy and safety risk by UEFA and FAW last September.

Forced to play every game away from home since then, a club statement in early January said they were facing a “huge problem” financially, despite fundraising efforts.

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The club was started nine years ago by brothers Paul and Karl Cheung, and quickly rose up the Welsh league system, winning five trophies along the way.

On Saturday (July 8), players past and present, staff members, and their families came together to celebrate the nine-year success and to hand out the final season awards.

In the day, there was a Joel XI vs Dave XI football match which also invited former players, followed by live entertainment from DJ Maffi and food and drinks.

Paddy Hold took home the award for Clubman of the Year, while Adam Hold won top goal scorer and Manager’s Player of the Year.

Ryan Vaughan won the Players’ Player of the Year, with Calum Jones scooping the Committee’s Player of the Year award.

A club spokesperson said via social media: “Such a special day yesterday to see old faces reunited for one last game and to celebrate this amazing story.

“What an unbelievable send off for the Albion. Thank you to each and every one of you for attending, thank you for everything.”

Paul and Karl Cheung were each presented with a framed shirt signed by every player, with the club adding: “Now let’s just leave you with the two absolute legends of the club Paul and Karl Cheung.

“A small gift from all the players, nothing short of what they deserve. The best two people you could ever come across.

“Thank you lads.”