CARDIGAN Squash Club is facing an uncertain future and is appealing for help.

As it approaches its 40th anniversary, club officials at its Gwbert HQ are facing a financial crisis and are appealing to past members and local businesses for support to enable it to continue.

Following negotiations with Cardigan Golf Club, land was leased on a ground rent and in 1979, two courts were built at the golf club.

A third court was added a few years later and No 1 court was changed to a glass back to improve the viewing spectacle.

The club has competed successfully in the Pembrokeshire League, winning the title on more than one occasion.

Welsh international honours were earned by mother and daughter members Annette and Nia Davies and also Gemma Davies and Angharad Llewelyn.

In recent years, the club has boasted many players who have gone on to play at county level including Alfie Wheeler, Bleddyn Davies, Gemma Davies, Angharad Llewelyn, Nia Davies and Geraint Hodges, who represent Pembrokeshire in the Welsh Inter-counties championships.

Both Nia Davies and Alfie Wheeler now play in the Premier Division of the South Wales League and have both won Young Coach of the Year awards.

A new committee has now been formed with the aim of raising funds to allow some much-needed maintenance to be undertaken to the courts and changing rooms.

A club spokesperson said: "We have secured a grant of £17,000 to carry out repairs but we need to raise a further £4,500 through match-funding.

“We hope that past members and businesses may rally around to once again, support the club that has provided so much pleasure to many people for the last four decades.”

Donations may be made to Cardigan Squash Club c/o club treasurer: Chris Wheeler Rhydgaled, Glanrhyd, Cardigan, SA43 3NY.

New members always welcome.