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Club Statement: May 19

The safety of players and fans has always been our first concern, and we support the decision to bring the 2019-20 season to a close at this time.

We congratulate Connah’s Quay Nomads on their JD Cymru Premier title win. They have been a formidable side this season.

The FAW has taken the same approach as other countries, such as the Netherlands, Cyprus and Luxembourg in nominating clubs for Europe based upon their position in the league, the best indicator of sporting merit over the course of a season.

As we were fourth in the JD Cymru Premier, we are pleased to be nominated for a Europa League place in 2020-21.

With this season formally over, we will start our preparation for the new season in the hope that we will be able to defeat the virus, and play competitive football once it is safe to do so.

Jenner Park hosts Ryan Giggs press conference

On Thursday morning, Barry Town United were delighted to host an FAW press conference at Jenner Park as Wales manager Ryan Giggs addressed the media after announcing his squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers.

The national side are set to face Slovakia and Croatia later this month, and preparation for those games dominated the discussion, but Giggs also took questions about Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey and more.

Also in attendance were pupils from local school Ysgol Gymraeg Gwaun y Nant, who got the chance to pick the brain of Giggs, finding out who his hardest opponent was (Javier Zanetti) to his biggest ever win (9-0 vs Ipswich).

It’s been an exciting few weeks for the school, who hosted the Wales Women’s manager Jayne Ludlow last week as she announced her squad for the Euro 2021 qualifiers. Giggs was even asked who would win between the men and the women, but could only say that it would be “a tough game”.

Earlier on Thursday, it was confirmed that Barry Town United goalkeeper George Ratcliffe, on loan from Cardiff City, has been included in the Wales Under-21 squad for their game against Moldova on October 11. Whilst this means that he will miss our JD Cymru Premier home game against Penybont, we are naturally delighted for George as it is reward for his excellent performances in recent weeks.