CAERNARFON Town paid tribute to a staff member after they secured their UEFA and FAW licences for the 2020/21 season.

The JD Cymru Premier side now retain their top-flight status as a result of the decision, and they will be able to participate in European games if they qualify for the Europa League once the domestic campaign resumes.

This represents a significant achievement for the club, who were also scheduled to host the Wales C international against England before it was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Canaries released a statement outlining their delight at the Football Association of Wales’ decision and paid glowing tribute to their licencing officer Marc Roberts for all his hard work throughout the assessment process.

It read: “We are delighted to confirm that we have been awarded both the FAW Domestic Licence and the UEFA Club Licence for the 2020/2021 season.

“The announcement by the FAW means that we will sustain our place in the JD Cymru Premier League next season and, if successful in qualifying for a European spot, we will be allowed to compete in Europe for the first time.

“We wish to thank Marc Roberts, our Licensing Officer, and everyone at the club who has been part of our successful applications, including both playing, and non-playing staff from the Academy, Ladies and First teams and all the numerous volunteers who have helped us.”

The Cofis’ secured a top-six berth for the second consecutive season at the split, with the club occupying fifth position in the standings.

They are currently three points ahead of Newtown having played a game more than the Robins and four behind fourth-placed Barry Town United.