VOLUNTEER administrators and coaches are helping a youth club to continue to flourish after more than three decades.

Ruthin Town Youth FC was founded in the summer of 1986 and has since gone from strength to strength.

The club currently operates six squads in the Wrexham and District Youth League, between the U-12 and U-16 age groups, providing a massive legacy for those founder members.

Many boys annually move up into the senior ranks at Ruthin Town and inevitably sometimes to other clubs at neighbouring towns and villages too.

So, the club which provides a conveyor belt of nurtured home talent is highly respected and today is seen as a vital part of the overall operation at Ruthin Town FC.

Each squad has at least two accredited level coaches, which means that the people involved have attended numerous courses as well as attending an annual refresher day.

In April, this refresher day was held in Bangor.

This is all in addition to the hard work they do in organising matches and weekly training sessions throughout the season.

These days, clubs don't just need the normal chairman, secretary and treasurer, but they also need safeguarding and accreditation officers. The list of work for all involved is endless and the club is hugely indebted to all of them.