BAY chairman Neil Coverley has said the decision to pause the Cymru North season is the “right decision.”

The FAW National League Board took the decision to suspend the Cymru Leagues, Adran Leagues and Ardal Leagues, following the Welsh Government announcement that team sports are limited to 50 spectators due to the rise of the omicron variant of COVID-19.

Welsh domestic football has been paused until at least 9 January.

“We were due to be playing away at Conwy on the 27th – only five miles down the road. We would have taken over 300 fans down there. The amount of revenue they would lose would have been awful,” he told non league daily.

“We were expecting over 1,000 for our New Year’s Day home game against Penrhyncoch.  

“Playing with no fans in the ground, we’re looking at a loss of over £8,000.  That money would have paid for the rest of January, so it’s a big hit.

“I can only speak for the Cymru North, but we had a majority vote to suspend the league.  Not only on the basis of revenue, but also on the welfare of the volunteers and people helping out at the clubs.

“To be fair, the Cymru leagues were quite proactive this time. 

“We’ve got a new CEO in Noel Mooney, and new president in Steve Williams – they are both really on the ball. Most importantly, they understand football. It’s completely different from what was going on previously.”

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