In May 2016, the directors of Haverfordwest County AFC issued a statement in which it was said that the club would not seek a return to the Welsh Premier League should promotion be a possibility. However, at this time and for a number of reasons, the board of directors has reconsidered this decision.
The club has been made aware of the possibilty of improved benefits and some changes within the structure of the Welsh Premier League which it feels may make participation for a club from deepest West Wales far more realistic proposition.
Another strong reason for this change of stance is the directors awareness of the very positive mood currently running through the club, from coaching and playing staff through to club workers and supporters. After relegation in April 2016, the club also announced its intention to show support for locally based players most of whom, hopefully, would be produced from within a strong academy system. This philosophy is now starting to pay dividends and some excellent performances and results on the field of play are beginning to be produced by a talented and enthusiastic group of players.
The board now feels that the time is right to actively promote our ambitions and aspirations as a football club to play at the highest level.
Nothing, however, can be taken for granted and, with the Welsh League division 1 being as competitive as it has ever been, promotion will only be decided in the final weeks of the season. Also, the task of obtaining a Domestic Licence is always a difficult assignment to achieve but our club's application has been made.
Having read this far, you can now safely assume that our club is doing its utmost to play at the highest level open to it should that opprtunity arise.