A VALE of Clwyd football manager has joined the A team!

Dewi Llion, the boss at Denbigh Town, last week achieved his UEFA A coaching licence.

This achievement places Llion amongst the top group of coaches in Wales and he said: "I am proud to officially be a UEFA A licence coach.

"I’ve had the pleasure of working with some top managers, coaches and players along the way and have memories that will last a lifetime!

"A big thank you to the staff at the FAW Trust who have given me such expert tuition."

Looking ahead, Llion would like to manage in JD Cymru North... with Denbigh Town!

"It will be nice one day to do that (manage in the top flight), but now Denbigh is really enjoyable," he said.

"I can't see myself going anywhere else.

"It's been difficult, if you go through the number of managers we have had.

"It's important we get things right at the club in the background."

Llion has also praised the development of the younger players at Central Park, with lots expected of teenagers Connor Jones, Owen Heath, Dan Clarke and Jack James, while the Denbigh boss has described Sion Jones as a "future captain of the club".

"It's a good level for them to play at," said Llion about Division One of the Lock Stock Welsh Alliance League.

"Especially when you've got Paul Fleming, Mark Roberts and Owain Roberts as good role models."

Denbigh Town secretary Steve Whitfield said: "This is brilliant news. Dewi is so keen to do well and is very dedicated.

"His application, professionalism and attention to detail when coaching is second to none and every one at the club wants me to pass on their heartfelt congratulations."