COLWYN Bay assistant manager Mark Orme will be part of the JD Cymru North coaching staff for a high profile upcoming contest.

The talented young coach has been named to the set-up ahead of the UEFA Region’s Cup qualifiers against a JD Cymru South select side later this season.

Orme joined Craig Hogg’s backroom team at the Seagulls’ last summer and has made a huge contribution to a Bay side that is still in the running for a second place finish from their first campaign back in the Welsh domestic system.

The former centre-half enjoyed a tremendous playing career at the likes of Holywell Town, Llandudno and Denbigh Town, before ending his time on the pitch by helping Glan Conwy to life to Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division Two title last term.

He will be working with Ruthin Town assistant manager Guy Handscombe, who has been appointed manager of the Cymru North squad, with Pontypridd Town boss Jonathan Jones taking charge of the south.

The teams will play each over two legs in May, with the winning side progressing to represent Wales in Bulgaria in the intermediate round of UEFA's regional amateur competition in September.

This will see Wales take on the hosts, Russia and another unnamed country.

Handscombe, said: “I am grateful of the opportunity to lead the Cymru North team for the Regions Cup competition.

“I am very pleased with the staff I have in place to support a very strong squad of players. We look forward to the challenge of aiming to qualify for the tournament in September.”

Following changes to the format of the way the FAW determines which region represents the association in the biennial UEFA tournament, amateur players in Tier 2 and below are now available for selection.