TWO members of Colwyn Bay’s management team are set to receive another high-profile qualification after a successful course completion.

Seagulls’ manager Craig Hogg and assistant Mark Orme attended the final stage of their UEFA A Licence course in Cardiff over the Bank Holiday Weekend, ending a strenuous few months for the pair as they looked to secure the honour.

They are set to officially receive their respective accolades by the end of June, which would be another massive boost for the club as it prepares to embark on a return to the Welsh domestic system after a 35-year stay in the English structure.

Hogg, said: “Both myself and Mark await final certification from UEFA which we hope to have by the end of June.

"I feel it is a real positive for the club that we have a management team in place that includes a highly respected Director of Football in Neil Coverley, one of the top physios in Lisa Edwards, along with two soon to be certified A Licence coaches.

"We all aim to help drive the club forward together next season as we begin the exciting journey of playing football within the domestic game here in Wales.

"The last 12 months has been a journey of coach evolution from a personal point of view, having changed my role from assistant to manager quite early on last season.

I've learnt a great deal and will learn so much more moving forward. I'm really looking forward to that.

"I'd like to thank the club and board at Colwyn Bay for giving me the chance and freedom to be manager here, as well as the FAW coach education programme or all their support, tuition and guidance whilst on the A License course during the last 12 months."

Hogg took over from Alan Morgan last season and played a significant part in the turnaround at the club, with Orme joining the coaching staff earlier this summer after a spell at Llandudno.