Football legends of the Llŷn – NO3: Sion Parry

Goal machine Sion Parry

Sion Parry is just 22-years-old, so how can he already be classed as a Llŷn football great?

Well, for one thing he has achieved things in his short career the majority of players in his area will get nowhere near accomplishing – even if they keep kicking a ball competitively until they are twice his age.

In 216 senior football appearances, Parry has banged in a phenomenal 273 goals.

Not only that, he has finished up Gwynedd League top-scorer four seasons in a row – plus another in which he was joint leading marksman – and last term again headed the netting chart as his team conquered all in the Welsh Alliance Reserves Division.

Hardly surprising, therefore, that new Porthmadog manager Sion Eifion Jones has promoted Parry to the first team squad so he can test out his skills regularly as a whole new level in Tier 2 North this season.

A former pupil at Ysgol Eifionydd, Tremadog-based Parry began playing senior football in 2012/13 for Llanystumdwy, pocketing seven goals.

The following season he hit 18 in all competitions for Llan and ended up Gwynedd League joint top-scorer.

Parry reached new heights in 2014/15, sealing the Gwynedd golden boot with 45 league goals and 56 in all matches.

In 2015/16, he continued his prolific run for Llanystumdwy, notching another 31 goals in all comps to secure another Gwynedd leading marksman trophy, having in the same season enjoyed his first spell at Porthmadog, where he netted 11 times for the reserves and once for the first team.

Sion Parry on the attack for Porthmadog

He stayed at Llanystumdwy for 2016/17, finding the net on 38 occasions in all games to make it three Gwynedd League golden boots in a row.

And 2017/18 was his most prolific season yet – another 60 goals for Llanystumdwy and a fourth successive top hitman prize in the Gwynedd.

When he departed Llanystumdwy at the end of the campaign, he had bagged a stunning 210 goals in 170 outings for the village club.

Last season saw Parry make his mark in the Welsh Alliance Reserves Division with Porthmadog, who lifted the league and cup double without losing a single match.

The 22-year-old piled up a total of 49 goals for the reserves, as well as adding two more for the firsts.

How will Parry perform in the second tier with Porthmadog? As a natural goalscorer who has already shown a bit of capability at that standard, one can only see him progress further in the game.


League Goals
2012/13: Llanystumdwy – 7 goals
2013/14: Llanystumdwy – 15 goals
2014/15: Llanystumdwy – 45 goals
2015/16: Llanystumdwy – 26 goals; Porthmadog Res – 11 goals; Porthmadog firsts – 1 goal
2016/17: Llanystumdwy: 28 goals
2017/18: Llanystumdwy 40 goals
2018/19: Porthmadog Res: 41 goals: Porthmadog firsts – 2 goals.

Total: 216

All competitions
2012/13: Llanystumdwy – 7 goals
2013/14: Llanystumdwy – 18 goals
2014/15: Llanystumdwy – 56 goals
2015/16: Llanystumdwy 31 goals; Porthmadog Res – 11 goals; Porthmadog 1sts – 1 goal
2016/17: Llanystumdwy: 38 goals
2017/18: Llanystumdwy 60 goals
2018/19: Porthmadog Res: 49 goals: Porthmadog firsts – 2 goals

Total goals

Llanystumdwy: 210 goals (170 games)
Porthmadog Res: 60 goals (31 games)
Porthmadog 1sts: 3 goals (2 starts – 13 sub appearances)
Overall: 216 appearances – 273 goals


Gwynedd League golden boot (joint): 2013-14

Gwynedd League golden boot (outright): 2014-15; 2015-16; 2016-17; 2017-18

Welsh Alliance Reserves Division golden boot: 2018-19

Most goals in a season: 60

Most goals in a single game: 7

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