A FOOTBALLER for CPD Y Rhyl 1879 has been remanded on bail in connection with a fight which broke out at the end of his team’s match against CPD Bangor 1876 last October.

Leon Atkins, 21, of Heswall, is charged with affray, and is on unconditional bail until Wednesday, June 14, when he is due back at Llandudno Magistrates’ Court at 10am.

Atkins’ hearing was due to take place today (May 17), but no plea was entered.


Rhyl and Bangor players sentenced after brawl which ‘sickened’ spectator

A couple of co-defendants, Rhyl player Alex Jones, 28, of Rhuddlan, and Bangor’s Shaun Lock, 31, of Bangor, were each sentenced at Llandudno Magistrates’ Court on May 3 after admitting affray.

On that date, Atkins’ hearing was adjourned until May 17 due to his solicitor being absent.

Both Jones and Lock were each ordered to pay a £750 fine, a £300 surcharge, and £85 in court costs.

During the May 3 hearing, the court heard that the incident took place on October 22, 2022 at Rhyl’s Belle Vue ground, during an Ardal North West League match which Bangor won 2-1 in front of a crowd of 711.

Atkins could be seen sprinting across the pitch to approach the Bangor coaching staff, knocking one of them on the back of the head, and punching another in the face.

Robert Thomas, a retired man who went to watch the game despite not supporting either club, said he felt “shocked” and “sickened” in a witness statement.

In total, seven red cards were shown in October’s game, which Bangor won 2-1.