The Llanelli AFC (The Reds) chairman David Craddock is to stand down at the end of this season. Craddock has been largely responsible for the good fortunes and sustainability of The Reds following previous financial difficulties at the club.
The management and coaching team of Andy Hill and Mark Dickenson have also brought silverware and promotion with their hard work on and off the field. The reds went through a tremendous spell of an unbeaten run last season and many put that down to the addition of Lee Trundle the man they call ‘magic daps’. There is no doubt that Trundle did add that special something, which rubbed off on most of the team and saw the pairing of Jordan Follows with Trundle demolish most of the competition in both home and away games.
The club will now be looking for a new chairman and new investors.
The Reds lost their first home game in any competition since March 2016 when they went down 2-1 to Afan Lido on Friday evening.
They remain 2nd in the league one point behind leaders Haverfordwest but are now on the same number of games played.
During the game there was a bucket collection for Mitchell Joseph who sadly died while playing for St. Josephs in the Swansea League a couple of weeks ago. A total of £762.25 was raised, with the Reds Supporters Club donating all the proceeds from the half time draw. A superb gesture by all involved. Both teams and the crowd stood for a minute’s silence before the game kicked off.
Next Friday (Feb 2) The Reds make a short trip to Port Talbot Town in the Welsh League Division one clash and hope to get back to winning ways.
With lot of work going on behind the scenes The Reds are hoping to secure our future and possible promotion to Welsh Premier League.