Barry Town United have posted an update to their website for their supporters, regarding the upcoming 20/21 JD Cymru Premier season.
The team recently travelled to the Faroe Islands to face NSI Runavik in a Europa League clash that didn’t go their way, and are now preparing for the fast approaching first fixture of the new season, scheduled to begin on the weekend of September 12th.
In their post, the club confirmed that the opening matches of the season will be played behind closed doors, a decision which will come as a blow to fans desperate to get back to supporting their team from the stands.
Barry Town United explained in the update that the decision was out of their hands saying:
“Although we hope we will quickly reach a point where fans can attend, we don’t know when this will happen, as it is in the hands of Welsh Government and the FAW. We have made our views clear and, along with all other Cymru Premier clubs, lobbied to delay a return to play until supporters are welcomed back but unfortunately this decision has been taken out of Cymru Premier Clubs hands.
“Our only hope is that you, our 12th man, will return to the stands very soon and we will of course keep you updated on any updates we receive.”
Due to the unusual circumstances, the club will be not be selling season tickets in the normal fashion, and Club membership from the previous 19/20 season will remain valid until United are able to hold their Annual General Meeting, details of which are set to be announced soon.
The club’s statement went on to thank members of the Vice Presidents club and confirm their intention to publish hard-copy programmes for all their home games, despite them being behind closed doors.
You can see the statement in full on Barry Town United’s website here.