Coronavirus: Rhyl FC to become first club closed down due to financial pressure of pandemic

Two-time Welsh champions Rhyl FC are set to become the first club to close down as a result of financial pressures of the coronavirus pandemic.

The club, founded originally in 1878, has begun the process of a formal winding-up order following a decision by the board of directors to cease all activity.

In a statement on Tuesday, the club blamed the “unprecedented impact of COVID-19, the unwillingness of the ground’s owner to consider either a long lease or sale on market terms and the ongoing fixed costs with no income prospects” due to football’s ongoing shutdown.

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