Rhyl football club begin winding up process amid financial crisis

Belle Vue stadium has hosted football in Rhyl since 1900

Former Welsh champions Rhyl FC are set to bring an end to their 141-year history after announcing plans to close the club.

The North Wales side confirmed they had begun a winding up process.

Directors cited the financial impact of the coronavirus crisis as a reason for what they called a difficult decision.

Chairman Paul Higginson said: “https://www.bbc.co.uk/”This is a very emotional day for everyone connected with the club – we are all fans and feel it deeply.”

The four-time Welsh Cup winners – currently in the second-tier Cymru North – had warned recently they could not meet financial obligations and required significant external investment to continue.

After a self-imposed deadline passed with “no viable approach”, the statement confirmed that they had initiated the winding-up of the company.

The club’s statement