WELL, here we are!

We have one more game until it’s the end of the Welsh Premier League season... or do we?

The answer is after this Friday night’s final game against Caernarfon Town there is a possibility of at least one more fixture as we head into the European play-offs.


Yeah, so are we, but here’s a quick explanation for those of you who don’t know how this all works.

Fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh in the table take on each other in a semi-final stage, with the two winners going on to play each other in a final on May 19.

The winner of that game takes up the final UEFA Europa League spot for next season.

As the league isn’t quite finished yet, we won’t know our opponents until Friday evening and then face the reality of being possible 180 minutes away from European football this summer... but also face the chance that after one 90 minutes that the European dream isn’t going to happen.

Either way, it’s going to be a nervy fortnight!

On the pitch, it’s not been the best run of results, with only one win in the league since the turn of the year and facing heavy losses against The New Saints, Barry Town United and Connah’s Quay. Confidence within the squad has been low, but it’s now that we need the Town faithful to get behind the lads and support them heading into the play-offs.

Last month saw three of our first team squad - Henry Jones, Chris Venables and Ashley Morris - all represent the Wales C squad.

Meanwhile, Hari Roberts from the U-12s has been called up to the FAW Trust North Wales regional tier 1 squad, which were all extremely proud of.

The Academy’s season has come to an end, with the U-19s finishing mid-table, the U-12s finishing third in the Super Six, the U-16s also mid-table and the U-14s winning the Northern Championship.

They will be heading to the national final at the start of May, which is a superb achievement.

The fouundation ages have had tasty fixtures against Wrexham, Crewe, Preston, Everton and Liverpool which they have all enjoyed.

Over the Easter weekend, seven of our age groups went to Belgium to take part in two tournaments and they had a brilliant time - and that was just the parents!

Lakesiders in the Community have been busy with plenty of activities coming up for all ages.

Our 2019 Bragdy Cup entry is now open for £20 per team, so contact community@balatownfc.co.uk should you like to enter a team.

June 1 and 2 will see our annual two-day Academy tournament for grassroots teams between U-8s and 11s.

Again, get in touch with Andy Kelly via community@balatownfc.co.uk to register a team for £15.

Our partnership with the FAW Trust is seeing us run four weeks of free football sessions at Maes Tegid on April 25, May 2 and 9 for children aged between 7-11 years.

Head to the website now to register your child for our free introductory football session.

Our other sessions are disability football on a Monday (6-7pm) in Dolgellau, girls football at Maes Tegid on a Monday (6-7pm) and boys football for 13-15 year olds on a Wednesday (5-6pm).

For more information about 3G hire, the Academy or community, contact community@balatownfc.co.uk or visit balatownfc.co.uk