The chance to win the Welsh Football League Division One title was a big reason in becoming a manager says recent title winner Andy Hill.
Hill recently guided Llanelli Town to the Welsh Football League title after beating Port Talbot Town 3-1 at their Victoria Road home.
The Reds have also been granted the FAW Domestic Licence, which means their title win guarantees them promotion to the JD Welsh Premier League.
Llanelli Town boss Andy Hill now joins his former manager Andy Dyer in winning the Welsh League title, having won promotion with the now defunct Neath.
“To win the Welsh League was one of the reasons why I wanted to become a manager.” said a delighted Hill.
“I was brought up with managers like Robert Cooke and Andy Dyer who had a knack of winning titles and their winning mentality grew on me.
Winning the Welsh League has always been my number one target and to achieve that now sounds amazing.”
Llanelli Town claimed the Welsh Football League Division Two last season, along with the League Cup also. Professionalism has been identified as one of the aspects of the clubs continued success this season. Players such as Craig Morris, Kurtis March and Jordan Follows have all had expeience at top flight level.
“I don’t think there’s a secret to success but what we do is try and do the right things, like play the right way, be professional as we can. Sign the right players technically and mentally, educate and analyse ourselves to make us better and all this is achievable at a club like Llanelli Town, failure is our main motivation
Last years success may have meant that Llanelli will have changed to adapt to a higher level, but instead the Reds have gone with what they know. Instead, the only real changes has been player recruitment, where they have signed a number of players to further their promotion charge.
“Nothing has changed from last season, the training is the same, the structure is the same, the way we play is the same, that way everyone know’s what their jobs and roles are on and off the pitch, we knew we had to sign two or three players for Division 1 so the similarities for the two seasons are exactly the same.”
After yesterday’s decision by the Football Association of Wales, to greenlight the clubs domestic licence appeal, now allows the club to play in a division they haven’t done for six years.
“It’s an exciting time for everyone involved in the club, the club is buzzing and there is loads of energy and drive and the club can’t wait for the next chapter.”
Llanelli can now relax with promotion all secure and sewn up. They will now play Monmouth Town and Cwmamman United in the space of a few days, before playing in the Cup final against Trefelin Boys & Girls Club.
“We’ll be aiming for maximum points but our main focus will be to keep our momentum going for the Welsh League Cup final.
(Featured Image: Lewis Mitchell)