ABERPORTH FC are resigned to playing all their home games at Penparc for the immediate future after the changing rooms at their Parcllyn headquarters were ruled as unsafe.

Earlier this week the Tivy-Side reported fears that the final whistle had been blown on the sports field in the wake of Ministry of Defence plans to sell the facility.

And Aberporth FC chairman Rhys Evans claimed Aberporth FC were now excluded from the ground which had served as their headquarters since the 1940s.

An MOD spokesperson said today the issue 'doesn't involve the MOD at all'.

She added: "The licence for the use of the sports ground by Aberporth Community Council stipulates that the changing facilities should not be used as they are in a very poor state of repair and may be unsafe.

"We have no plans to demolish them and the sports pitch will still be used.

"The future of the changing pavilion will be a matter for the new owners once the site is sold. This may include refurbishment or demolition."

However, Mr Evans confirmed that Aberporth FC would be playing their home fixtures at Penparc ‘with kind support from Ferwig council’.

He had previously questioned whether sport could continue to be played at the Parcllyn venue without changing facilities.

Doubts over the future of the sports ground surfaced this summer when the Tivy-Side revealed MOD plans to sell the facility as well as the children’s play area opposite.

Aberporth Community Council called a meeting where chairman Cllr Aled Thomas stressed the future of the ground lay in the hands of the community.

He said the community needed to set up a charity in order to access substantial government funding enabling them to purchase the site which, he said, had ‘huge potential’.

Aberporth FC’s nickname 'The Airmen' acknowledges the club’s long links with the area’s military history dating back to World War Two.

Back in July Ceredigion MP Ben Lake pledged to write to the MOD ‘to underline to them the importance of such a community asset’.

“Getting rid of such a facility would fly in the face of all the physical and mental benefits we know can be gained from sport and recreation,” he said.