Football is finally back!

The long wait is over – the JD Welsh Premier League is back and what a season we have ahead of us!

New clubs, new signings and new expectations, all 12 teams are all raring to go ahead of the big kickoff this weekend.

Newtown are the first visitors of the season who come to Maes Tegid with a new look Robins side. After losing Jason Oswell and Shane Sutton, Chris Hughes has been busy signing Jay Denny, Jamie Reed, Nick Rushton, Leon Clowes and James Murphy. The Lakesiders faced Newtown in the opening game of last season, drawing 0-0 at Latham Park.

After a busy summer of European football and a challenging pre-season campaign, the Lakesiders are chomping at the bit to get the season underway. Rewinding 12 months, it wasn’t an ideal start for Town who struggled with injuries, suspensions and not having home advantage due to the 3G pitch installation. Confidence now is high in the Town camp, we have a fully fit squad that are eager to start the season with three points but are aware that Newtown are a tough first opponent in a League that will see many unknown quantities this season.

New additions have arrived in the Bala dressing room too. Evan Horwood, Andrai Jones, Glenn Rule, Les Davies and Jordan Evans all put pen to paper with the Lakesiders over the summer and have settled in well to life at Maes Tegid.

Kickoff 7.45p.m.

Sponsors for Friday’s game are Cigydd Bala Butcher. We are very grateful that that the proprietors, Mark & Nia Watkins have become involved with our club over the past few seasons. Cigydd Bala Butcher can be found at 69 High Street, Bala, right bang in the centre of town. The shop always has an excellent display of locally farmed meat and produce. Mark and Nia have won a number of awards over recent years for their products, so why not call in and see what they have to offer!

Llion and Jac Watkins are our mascots for the opening game of the season! Both are members of the Bala Town Academy and will be sponsoring Chris Venables for the 2017-18 season. Mwynhewch y gem hogiau!

Want to book our 3G? We have matchday packages available! Please contact to book!

You can sponsor any of our Academy and Ladies players for £20 – contact to reserve a player of your choice!

We have joined Snapchat this week! Make sure to add us over on ‘btfc1880’!

We have match, ball and player sponsorship opportunities available for the 2017-18 season. We also have advertising boards for sale. Please contact Arwel Lloyd Jones – for further information.

If you are doing some shopping online please help us raise free funds via Easyfundraising.

This match preview has been sponsored by Nant Conwy Tyres, Station Road, Llanrwst. For all tyre requirements, cars, ATV, 4X4, trucks & agricultural.

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