LLANDUDNO FC have been rocked by the news that their chairman Richard Walker and vice-chairman Neil Sheldon have both stepped down with immediate effect.

The long-serving board members departed the JD Cymru North side simultaneously due to changing work commitment relating to the coronavirus pandemic.

Walker came in and steadied the ship following a turbulent 18 months that saw Tudno relegated from the JD Cymru Premier.

He is responsible for “keeping the club operational”, but Covid-19 has now meant a series of commitment may take place abroad, which is the main reason Walker is stepping down.

Sheldon is a loyal servant of 17 years at Maesdu Park and he has taken this opportunity to also step down to focus on his own business during unprecedented times.

This leaves the club with just four current board members, with the club desperately seeking new volunteers to drive the club forward.

The club announced that Peter Byron has agreed to step in as interim chairman while Tudno seek a replacement long-term.

General manager Sam Williams, said: “We as a club thank Richard for all he has given to the club in every way during his short tenure, and we will be grateful to still see him around the place as a fan of the club when possible.

Llandudno Football Club has also been extremely fortunate to have had the invaluable input, and services of a man like Neil Sheldon for 17 years on the board.

“The club has been extremely fortunate to benefit from the sponsorship that Neil has offered to the club over the years, and are still proudly donning AA Conservatories on the front of our shirts for this domestic season, and will be doing so again next.

“These are tough times for all ahead, and we’re sure there are many financial and positional casualties across many clubs all over the world, and we are lucky to have had such good people involved who we now wish farewell to, good luck, and good health.

“For Llandudno Football Club we continue as we are with our small team, planning and preparing for the future of the club in these difficult times, and look to make several new additions and appointments before this and next season resumes, whenever that is deemed safe to do so.”