LLANDUDNO Athletic have announced the difficult decision to fold after a six-year stint within the region’s grassroots game.

The club were initially allocated a place in the NWCFA Tier 4 (East) Premier Division for next season, but a player shortage despite their promotion has resulted in the set-up disbanding.

A statement on the Llandudno Athletic Facebook page, read: “Today is a very sad day for all at Llandudno Athletic as we cease to be.

“It’s been a hell of a ride from whipping boys to winning a double, but all good things must come to an end.

“Big thanks to all the players and coaches who helped grow the club, we’ll always be grateful for everything you have done, and we have some great memories from our time together.”

Rhys Lane’s side found life difficult during their initial transition to Vale of Clwyd and Conwy League Division One, taking their fair share of hammerings as they tried to establish themselves within the league.

Things started to become more positive for the club soon after, which culminated in promotion to the Premier Division after finishing second behind Llandudno Amateurs in 2018.

This was followed by the best campaign in the club’s short history, where they achieved a top-end finish and a double cup triumph to round-off a sensational season.

They failed to progress on this last time out for a multitude of different reasons, and with player recruitment now harder than ever with the introduction of a new tier and reserve structure by the Football Association of Wales, Athletic officials decided to bring the club to a premature halt due to the changing domestic football climate.