Summer transfers in North Wales football (261-280)

Lassana Mendes has joined Bala Town

261 lassana Mendes (to Bala Town)

Lassana Mendes is Bala’s fifth signing of the summer

The Lakesiders’ fifth signing of the summer transfer window is 26-year-old midfielder Lassana Mendes, who spent last season at Colwyn Bay.

Named Supporters and Managers Player of the Year whilst at the Bay, Lassana has recently been on trial at Crewe Alexandra.

Representing Spanish second division clubs Cadiz, CD Roquetas and PV EJido whilst in Spain, Mendes arrived in England where he has played for both Radcliffe Borough and Stalybridge Celtic before moving to Colwyn Bay in September 2017.

262 Adam Williams (Chirk AAA to Corwen)

Adam Williams

A full back with great pace, Williams has played in the Welsh National League for numerous seasons with clubs such as Brickfield Rangers, Chirk AAA and Brymbo.

263 and 264 Annest Jones and Courteney Page (to Airbus Women)

Annest (left) and Courteney

A good, strong defender, Annest has featured for Bala Town and Denbigh Town in the North Wales Women’s League.

Courteney signs from Northop Hall. A forward, she scored on her Airbus debut in a 4-1 pre-season friendly win over Wrexham.

265 Tom Williams (to Corwen)

Tom Williams

Williams returns to the JD Cymru North newcomers after spells at FC Queens Park and Ruthin Town respectively.

He is a defender’s nightmare due to his electric pace. A tricky winger and a proven goal scorer.

266 Shaunie Kennedy (Merseyrail Bootle Ladies to Airbus)

Shaunie Kennedy (green) produces a fine save. Photo: Mark Lee

New goalkeeper joins the Airbus ranks.

Shaunie arrives in North Wales from Liverpool-area team Merseyrail Bootle Ladies. She made a fine debut in the Wingmakers’ 4-1 win over Wrexham in a pre-season warm-up.

267 Mike Woodward (to Mold Alex)

Mike Woodward

Woody is an energetic midfielder, whose tireless work rate makes him a great addition to the squad.

268 Reece Kearney (Abergele to Llysfaen)

Llysfaen’s all-time top goalscorer Kearney returns to the Vale of Clwyd and Conwy League Division One club after a spell at Abergele.

Emlyn Robert Jones, the Llysfaen manager, is delighted to have such a valuable player back on board.

“Reece scored a lot of goals for us two seasons ago and we intend to get him back to his scoring best,” said Emlyn.

269 Owain Roberts (Holyhead Hotspur Reserves to CPD Y Fali)

Another Valley lad signs for his home village club,

Young winger Roberts caught the eye of the manager playing for Holyhead Hotspur Reserves, producing some impressive displays. Owain is a very tricky operator to play against.

270 Tyler Wilkinson (to Cefn Albion)

Tyler Wilkinson

Eighteen-year-old defender Wilkinson has signed for the FAW Trophy holders.

A young, exciting player who has impressed during pre-season.

271 Alfons Fosu-Mensah (to Llandudno)

Alfons Fosu-Mensah (left) with Llandudno manager Matty Jones

Dutchman Fosu-Mensah returns to Maesdu Park where he had a spell last season, making four Welsh Premier appearances and scoring once.

He is a proven goal scorer at Cymru Alliance/JD Cymru North level, having scored 16 goals in 22 games for Airbus UK in the 2017/18 season, before securing a move to Llandudno.

Alfons has worked previously with current Tudno manager Matty Jones when he signed for Denbigh Town on loan at the start of last season.

Llandudno’s new signing is the brother of Manchester United and Netherlands defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah.

272 James Fallas (to Llysfaen)

Fallas signs for Llysfaen having formerly played for the now defunct Hope Wanderers in the Vale of Clwyd and Conwy League.

Llysfaen manager Emlyn Robert Jones said: “He has pace to burn and I can see some goals in him for sure.”

273 Aaron Hughes GRIFFITHS (Llanrug United to Nantlle Vale)

Aaron Hughes Griffiths

Hughes has previously played for Nantlle Vale but now returns to Maes Dulyn after a couple of seasons with Llanrug.

A hard working striker who loves scoring goals, he has a developed a formidable reputation as a regular net-finder over the years.

Was previously Player of the Season at Vale twice as well as being top-scorer on numerous occasions.

274 Les Morris (Cefn Albion to Penycae)

Welcome home….Les Morris

Midfielder ‘returns home’ to Penycae after a spell with Cefn Albion.

One of a number of quality captures by the Riverside club during pre-season. Penycae are building a very strong squad for the campaign ahead.

275 Tom Wood (to Bodedern Athletic)

Boded manager Ricky Williams has confirmed the signing of Tom Wood.

The versatile Wood had played for Bodedern in the past, as well as Cemaes Bay, Bangor University, Amlwch Town and Llannerchymedd.

Ricky said: “Tom’s a player I’ve had in the past, a few years back now, and is someone I know I’ve chased over the past couple of seasons. I’m delighted to get him signed, he brings pace, skill and goals to the team. He’ll no doubt be a big success in a green shirt.”

276 Callum Jones (Mochdre Sports to Llysfaen)

Jones is back at his boyhood club for the 2019-20 season.

Llysfaen manager Emlyn Robert Jones said: “Callum is a player that I’ve worked with since he was 8 years of age. He’s a local lad and it’s a bit of a coup to have a player of that quality and potential come back ‘home’.”

277 Tom Belton (to Penycae)

Tom Belton

Goalkeeper whose previous clubs include Brickfield and Lex .

Will add strength and experience in the net-minding department for Penycae in the season to come.

278 Andrew Roberts (Llannerchymedd to Ogwen Tigers)

Andrew Roberts

An experienced midfielder who has played in the Welsh Alliance League, most recently for Llanerchymedd.

His steadying influence will no doubt benefit some of the younger lads in the Ogwen team, who are looking forward to the new campaign in the Gwynedd League.

279 Junior Siyakholwa Fani (to Brickfield Rangers)

Junior (right) with Brickfield manager Gareth Rhys Roberts

Brickfield Rangers are a club which thrives on helping the development of young football talent.

To this end, the Wrexham club have been working closely with the Liverpool-based Robbie Fowler Academy, and offering the opportunity for youngsters to play competitive football.

One of their new recruits is a promising player named Junior Siyakholwa Fani. Good luck Junior!

280 Louis Robles (SaN Roque de Lepe to Bala Town)

Louis Robles receives a warm welcome from Bala Town chairman Nigel Aykroyd

The 22-year-old Robles is a centre-forward that has landed from Spanish side San Roque de Lepe.

Starting out at Liverpool aged nine, he spent eight years there before a move to Wigan Athletic.

Two loan spells followed at Macclesfield and then Gloucester City prior to a venture to the US to represent Limestone Saints in college football where he was named Freshman of the Year.

Louis had a short spell at Bangor City, went to Spain to play for Atletico Baleares and then switched to San Roque de Lepe.

After a season overseas, Robles joined League 2 outfit Grimsby Town before a return to San Roque de Lepe.

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