WORRIES that Airbus UK Broughton will miss out on a place in the Welsh Premier League ‘Super 12’ over something that is beyond their control have been allayed.
The Wingmakers failed on Friday to obtain the FA of Wales Domestic Club Licence needed to compete in the new league after Flintshire County Council said it would not sign the safety certificate required for the club’s Airfield ground.
The decision left Airbus in limbo but both the FAW and the council have now confirmed they are working on a solution which will give Airbus a shot at taking their place in next season’s 12-team competition.
FAW club licensing manager Andrew Howard told The Chronicle that an independent body, the Local Authority Building Control, will carry out a safety inspection at the Airfield once the club confirms it will appeal.
Airbus have done so this week, throwing the ball back into the FAW’s court.
Jonathan Williams, Airbus’ general manager, said: “We’ve literally been piggy in the middle. The FAW has done a great job in trying to improve standards but unfortunately on this issue the law states one thing and the FAW are asking them to do something else.
“We’ve gone through every point in great detail to satisfy our ground is safe and sent those reports on to the FAW and the council. We get the impression they are happy with them so all we need now is for the independent body to come out and see us.”
Airbus will host an Under 19s international between Wales and Northern Ireland on May 6.