Barry Town AFC eye FAW spot
BARRY Town United AFC has rallied around fans to get behind the new club as they bid for membership of the Football Association of Wales.
Fans held their first meeting of 'Barry Town United AFC' last week as they confirmed plans for their application for membership of the FAW and entry into Division One of the Welsh Football League.
The Barry Town Supporters Committee (BTSC) will next meet in about a week, before holding an open public meeting on June 20.
During the meeting BTSC members were appointed to official positions, including Eric Thomas as Chairman and David Cole as Secretary, as the supporters committee that ran the Barry Town AFC first team for the last two years vowed to carry on as usual.
Manager Gavin Chesterfield said that the meeting went "really well and was very positive".
"There is a strong feeling that this is a new opportunity for us to shape the future of the club," he said.
"It is all really positive as we have everyone pulling in the right direction."
The FAW are due to meet on June 13 in a full council meeting, where the issue of Barry Town United AFC's bid for membership is likely to be discussed.
Mr Chesterfield added: "After that meeting we will be in a better position to see where we are going and what we require from people."
He added: "We are Barry Town United AFC. It's a new club and it's important that people realise that.
"It's been extremely humbling that during this desperate situation we have had quite a few new volunteers get behind the club and, fingers crossed, we can continue to capitalise on that and build a strong community club for the future.
"We are in an unique position to start with a clean slate to shape the future of the club, which brings responsibility as well as opportunity. It should be a bright start for the club."
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