FLINT TOWN UNITED and Connah’s Quay Nomads are in top level talks about a possible groundshare at Cae-y-Castell.

Both clubs have issued a joint statement from Flint chairman Darryl Williams and Nomads’ co-chairmen, Victoria Roycroft and John Gray.

“Connah’s Quay Nomads FC and Flint Town Utd FC are working together to explore the potential to create an improved stadium facility that would be suitable for both clubs to share,” said the statement.

“By working together, the two clubs that play at the highest levels in Tiers 1 and 2 of the Welsh domestic competition structure, aim to raise funds locally as well as applying to major sources of grant to invest in a fit for the future top-quality stadium at Cae-Y-Castell.

“The aim is to create a ground that fully meets the UEFA Category 2 ground requirements, enabling the stadium to also host future age group and women’s internationals together with UEFA qualifying round club games.

“Connah’s Quay Nomads FC, who currently play at the Deeside Stadium, have been investigating options for a future ground share and move away from their current facility.

“This has been motivated partly by the lack of a long-term security of tenure leading to uncertainty about the Club’s future, but also disappointing levels of spectator support - recognition that the presence of a running track makes it more difficult to create a successful match-day atmosphere and experience.

“The Club has undertaken a site options appraisal and looked at a number of grounds in North East Wales to explore the potential for an effective ground share.

“With the work that has already taken place at Cae y Castell, Flint Town Utd FC has also secured the FAW Domestic License so the ground can already be used for Welsh Premier League fixtures.

“Both Clubs have a very positive attitude towards a ground share arrangement at Cae y Castell. Such a proposal is also welcomed by officers of the FAW who support not only the potential to create a better stadium, but also the anticipated improvement to the financial position of both clubs.

“If a stadium upgrading project could be delivered, it would result in a number of benefits.

“The Clubs are establishing a joint management company to take responsibility for the development of the project and have jointly commissioned a feasibility study to consider the stadium upgrade requirements, together with proposals to ‘join forces’ to manage the facility, for subsequent consideration by the FAW.”

Meanwhile, Nomads began their pre-season campaign with a goalless draw against the Isle of Man FA national side at Airbus on Saturday.

Andy Morrison’s side will find out their Europa League first qualifying round opponents, who they will play over two legs on July 11 and 18, at tomorrow’s UEFA draw in Nyon, Switzerland.

Nomads will entertain Northern Irish side Cliftonville in their next pre-season friendly on Saturday.

Cliftonville have been drawn with Welsh Premier side Barry Town United in the Europa League preliminary qualifying round.