BALA Town Football Club's chief executive officer has bid farewell to the club's media officer and thanked her for her 'outstanding contribution' as she departs after spending 14 years at Maes Tegid.

Hannah Gwenllian announced last week that she would be leaving her role at the Cymru Premier club.

She was widely-regarded as one of the league's most dedicated and well-respected media officers and kept the club's website running as one of the best in the top-flight too.

Paying tribute to Hanna's service to Bala over the years, the Lakesiders' chief executive officer Nigel Aykroyd said: "It is with great regret that we have to announce that Hannah Gwenllian has decided to step down from her role as Club Press/Media Officer and Website Administrator.

"Hannah’s decision is a considerable blow to the Football Club as she has been an integral part of the meteoric development over the last 18 years. Her commitment, dedication, enthusiasm, innovation, energy and outstanding professionalism have all been instrumental in the Club’s rise to the very top of Welsh domestic football.

"Bala Town will be forever indebted to Hannah for her outstanding contributions to the Club over the last 14 years and can only hope that the excellent work in this specialist field of Social Media and Press reporting which she has pioneered over this period will remain as the strong foundation and platform for future officers to follow.

"Hannah’s input will be sorely missed but we hope to have her continued support from the touchline at our Maes Tegid fixtures.

"The Club will work hard to find a person/persons to take over the essential roles vacated by Hannah".