City boss Ridsdale fails to win FAW seat
CARDIFF City chairman Peter Ridsdale has failed in his bid to win a seat on the Football Association of Wales’ ruling council.
Ridsdale put his name forward for one of the six available seats in the South Wales area, but only got 14 votes.
It was no real surprise given that the council is dominated by Welsh League influence.
But there was a shock in that TNS chairman Mike Harris did win election.
The boss of the Welsh champions ousted the long-standing figure of Alun Evans in a battle for the one available Welsh Premiership seat on the FAW.
The former FAW secretary was beaten 10-5 as outspoken Harris took his place.
South Wales results: John Harris 53 votes, David Griffiths 52, Ken Tucker 52, Keiron O’Connor 49, Ray Smiles 41, Mike Casey 40, Alan Griffiths 32, Peter Ridsdale 14.