COLWYN Bay assistant manager Mark Orme has stepped down from his role with the club.

The talented young coach joined the set-up last summer after helping Glan Conwy lift the Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division Two title in his final campaign as a player, but has citied a “lack of buzz coaching at senior level” as the main factor behind his decision.

Orme highlighted his desire to progress his career within the player development and coach education sectors of the domestic game, which is something he feels will be more beneficial rather than continuing to work with older and more experienced senior figures.

A statement on his Twitter account, read: “When I went to Colwyn Bay last year is because it was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down. The reason I’m leaving has nothing to do with them as a club, it’s the direction I want to take with my coaching.

“I could say the usual, but that wouldn’t be honest. The truth is simple, I don’t get the same buzz from coaching at senior level as I do when working in player development and coach education.

“That is where my passion lies, and moving forward is where I feel my strengths can be utilised most effectively.

“Some will understand, others won’t, but you can’t please everybody. I am not a massive fan of doing this as I know there are more important things going on, but it stops me answering the same question over and over again.

“All I can say is thank you to all at Colwyn Bay for the last 14 months, particularly Craig (Hogg) and Neil (Coverley) who I have enjoyed working with, and a superb group of players. I wish everyone at the club all the best for next season.”

Manager Craig Hogg added that he was fully supportive of Orme’s decision to step away from the role, and he was keen to thank to departing coach for all his support during their transition back to the Welsh domestic system after a three-decade stay in the English structure.

"Mark has been a brilliant assistant manager and a good servant to the club since he came into the post and he will certainly be missed,” added Hogg.

"His decision to step down is understandable, and is one all at the club support, as he now looks to embark on a career in player development and coach education.

"We have been personal friends for over 15 years and that won't change. I thank him personally for the work he has done within his role for us all at the Bay.

“An announcement on additions to the back room staff will be made before we return to pre-season action."