BALA TOWN have once again secured the licences needed in order for them to compete in Wales' top-flight, and in Europe, next season.

The First Instance Body (FIB) met remotely on Friday to assess and consider the UEFA and FAW Tier 1 applications.

Sixteen of the 24 applications for a Tier 1 licence were successful, including all 12 JD Cymru Premier clubs.

The FAW Tier 1 licence is required for clubs to participate in the JD Cymru Premier and for those clubs who qualify for European competitions, a UEFA licence is also a pre-requisite.

Bala Town have secured both licences and. as such, should they finish in a European spot, will compete in the qualifying rounds of the UEFA Europa League or UEFA Champions League next season.

The likes of General Secretary, Finance Director & Licensing Officer Ruth Crump have once again worked hard behind the scenes to ensure that the Lakesiders can go off on their travels across Wales and in Europe in 2021/22.

Earlier this season, the club enjoyed one of the finest moments in its history when it beat Maltese club Valletta 1-0 away from home to progress from the First Qualifying Round of the UEFA Europa League for the first time ever.

In round two, they travelled to Belgium to face Belgian Pro League giants Standard Liege and put in a brave performance to narrowly lose out 2-0.

Over the years, they have faced clubs from Estonia, San Marino, Sweden, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg in the UEFA Europe League qualifiers.

Commenting on the licence news, Bala Town FC tweeted: "A huge well done to Ruth Crump and the everyone involved with the club on securing our Domestic and UEFA licences for next season. Thank you all for your continued hard work and dedication."

Bala Town Chief Executive Nigel Aykroyd added: "Superb achievement again to be awarded both Domestic and UEFA licences for next season. Thanks to Ruth for so much hard work and to everyone for their continued hard work in difficult times and very challenging demands."