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Caernarfon football club calls all supporters

Caernarfon town FC during a match
The club could face further relegation

A public meeting has been called by supporters who stepped in to help save Caernarfon football club.

The supporters decided to take over after the old committee resigned.

The acting chairman, Arfon Jones, promised to take the club back to basics, but stressed that success would depend on continued local support.

Last season, the club were relegated from the Welsh Premier League and are now facing possible further relegation from the Huws Gray Cymru Alliance.

Mr Jones acknowledged the job would be a difficult one, but he had good people around him, he added.

He said success depended on people coming to support the team - and initial attendances were good.

Make sure Caernarfon Town becomes a club we can all be proud of once again
John Watkins, Caernarfon Town FC president

"We had 400 through the gate to see us on Tuesday, and that has given us a boost... it shows how much the club means to Caernarfon," he said.

Mr Jones said he felt the way forward for the club was to sign local players, but at the end of the day that decision was up to whoever was manager.

"As it is we have a local manager, and local players too," he said.

Despite the prospect of further relegation, he was optimistic about the future, said Mr Jones.

"If we go down to the Welsh Alliance then hopefully we can come up again.

"The ultimate aim is to get into the premier league," he added.

Mr Jones said the meeting on Monday was to share information with people in the town, and to give them the opportunity to ask any questions.

Caernarfon players in training
The club needs local support says the new committee

"There is a lot of work to be done, but things are already looking a lot better.

"We've started with nothing and we'll be building towards the next season," he added.

Club president, John Watkins, said it was a once in a lifetime opportunity to make Caernarfon a real community club again.

"We really want to see as many people as possible (at the meeting)," he said.

"Make sure you opinion counts, make sure your views are heard and make sure Caernarfon Town becomes a club we can all be proud of once again," Mr Watkins added.

The meeting takes place at 19:00 GMT on Monday in the Main Lounge, Caernarfon Football Supporters Club.

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