LLANDUDNO FC’s youth coaching staff got creative to ensure his players can still enjoy some semblance of coaching despite the local lockdown.

The club’s U13 coaches have set-up a satellite training facility for players who are unable to make it to Maesdu Park to participate alongside their teammates due to living outside of the Conwy county region.

This facility allows them to hone their skills without breaking Welsh Government guidelines, which is based in Anglesey and also comes with a 3G surface, floodlights and an outdoor enclosure.

With the prospect of a circuit-breaker lockdown across Wales putting into further doubt the plight of the domestic game, sessions like this have been vital for the group’s overall development during an unprecedented period of disruption.

First team captain Danny Hughes has also been reflecting on his team’s return to training in recent weeks under socially distanced measures, although this is another element worth keeping a close eye on ahead of the impending measures expected to come into place this Friday.

Players outside of the region have already been unable to participate during the local lockdown, and Hughes stated that frustrations are clearly growing due to a lack of official confirmation as to whether the season will start at all.

He said: “We’re all enjoying the training but are itching to get going on the playing side now. It feels like we’ve been in pre-season forever.

“On one side it has given all the new lads chance to get to know each other properly and has been good to see the reserves and 19s coming in training and trying to prove themselves, on the other, it’s been frustrating not knowing when or if we’re going to play this season.

“With Eards (Sean Eardley) coming back there’s been a big buzz around the place and it would be nice to get going, carrying that buzz onto the pitch for the lads and everyone involved at the club.”