Llanelli lose their High Court battle

Football – Welsh Premier League – Llanelli FC v Newtown FC
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Monday, 22 Apr 2013, 13:42

Llanelli Football Club has been wound up at London’s High Court with a £21,000 debt to Revenue and Customs.

Five years after being crowned Welsh Premier League champions, it appears the Reds will disappear from Welsh football after the High Court placed the business in the hands of the Official Receiver.

Lawyers for Llanelli argued that the club had turned amateur in August 2012 meaning the debt owed to HMRC was less than the £21,000 being claimed.

But the Registrar rejected their arguments: “I am sorry, it seems to me it was made perfectly clear exactly what was expected and I am not satisfied that steps have been taken as required.

“I am going to make the usual compulsory order.”

This is the second successive season a Welsh Premier League club has been wound up in the High Court as Neath FC suffered the same fate in May 2012.

It’s believed that Llanelli FC owner and former chairman, Nitin Parekh, is considering appealing the decision.