20 more new year transfers in North Wales football…

Callum Parry (red) has left Llanrwst United and joined Colwyn Bay. Picture: Heath Roberts

21 Alec Williams (Prestatyn Town to Holywell Town)

Alec Williams brings lots of experience and quality to Holywell Town

Midfielder with Welsh Premier experience at Prestatyn Town and Aberystwyth Town.

Has also played for Denbigh Town, Rhyl and Llandudno. 

Deadly left foot, versatile player with good pace who will be a big asset for Holywell in their Welsh National League Premier Division title quest.

22 Tom Hadley (Trearddur Bay Bulls to Holyhead Town)

Tom Hadley is a proven goalscorer

Hadley first burst on the scene in 2016/17 when his 31 goals helped Holyhead Town stroll to the Anglesey League title.

Work and family commitments limited his availability for Town in 2017/18, then last season he had a spell at Glantraeth.

This season joined Trearddur Bay Bulls, where he had netted 13 times before his move to the Harbourmen.

23 Liam Bibby (Holyhead Town to Bethesda Athletic)

Liam Bibby. Pic: Eventphotowales

Versatile player who, like his initials suggest, can slot into the left-back role, but is also capable of specialising in midfield.  

24 Lee Reynolds (to Rhydymwyn)

Experienced midfielder whose previous clubs include FC Nomads of Connah’s Quay, Buckley Town and Hawarden Rangers.

25 Sam Downey (Llandudno to Colwyn Bay)

Bay’s first move in the January transfer window was signing experienced central midfielder Downey.

The 25-year-old, described as a box-to-box player with a great engine, is originally from the Lincoln area and has played Conference North football with North Ferriby United and Corby Town.

He was also with Spalding United in the Evo-Stik League prior to moving to North Wales and signing for Rhyl, Denbigh Town and then Llandudno.

He spent his early career playing in Sweden, for Gallivere Malmbergets and in Iceland with Leiknir Reykjavik.

26 Shona Roberts (Llandudno to Connah’s Quay Nomads)

Shona Roberts is a big signing for Connah’s Quay Nomads

Following Llandudno’s resignation from the Welsh Premier in late 2019 – and subsequent refusal of the North Wales League to accept them this season – a number of fine players who would have remained loyal to Tudno have become free agents.

One of these was young defender Shona Roberts, who has joined NWWFL Division Two title hopefuls Connah’s Quay Nomads, and scored in Sunday’s 5-3 win at NFA.

27 Callum Parry (Llanrwst United to Colwyn Bay)

Callum Parry. Picture: Heath Roberts

Big capture by the Seagulls as they secure the services of hotshot Parry from Welsh Alliance Division One club Llanrwst United.

The 21-year-old has netted 32 goals in all competitions so far this season for the Rwsters, and will now target similar success at the higher level Cymru North.

Parry has netted five hat-tricks this term, including all four of Llanrwst’s goals in a 5-4 cup defeat at Holyhead Hotspur.

28 Dan Richards (Ogwen Tigers to Bethesda Athletic)

Dan Richards has made the switch to Bethesda. Pic: Eventphotowales

Can operate at either left-back or right-back. Makes the short-distance move from Ogwen to Pesda, where he aims to become a key member of the defence.

29 Gonzalo Laborda (Guillermo Brown to Bangor City)

Adding to City’s ever-changing cosmopolitan squad is towering goalkeeper Gonzalo Laborda.

The 24-year-old shot-stopper stands at 6ft 5 and began his footballing career at Argentine side Club Atlético Independiente.

Born in Saladillo, Argentina, his last club was Primera B Nacional outfit Guillermo Brown.  

30 Ally Issa (Arriva Bangor to Bethesda Athletic)

Ally Issa will offer plenty of pace to Bethesda. Pic: Eventphotowales

Lively winger who can perform on either flank.

Marked his first game for Bethesda with a goal in the 8-0 win over Llannerchymedd on January 5.

Steps up a level having played previously with Arriva Bangor in the Anglesey League.    

31 Jonny Sweetser-Hawkes (Bro Goronwy to Pentraeth)

Jonny Sweetser-Hawkes has rejoined Pentraeth

Experienced goalkeeper returns to Bryniau Field for his second spell having left Bro Goronwy before Christmas.

Nicknamed “The One and Only” after the 1980’s No1 hit by his namesake Chesney Hawkes, Jonny is a talented and experienced keeper who will not only help on the pitch, but also off it with the development of Pentraeth’s young goalkeepers.
Highly decorated player from his years with Bro.

32 Bradley Pickavance (Pentraeth to Bethesda Athletic)

Bradley Pickavance. Pic: Eventphotowales

Big centre-back who arrives at Meurig Park from Anglesey club Pentraeth. Will add some steel to Pesda’s back-line.  

33 Marc Thomas (Holyhead Town to Llangefni Town)

Defender switches from the Harbourmen to Cymru North club Llangefni.

Big leap in standard, but Thomas is more than capable of making a positive impact at Talwrn Road.

34 Tom Verburg (Trearddur Bay Bulls to Pentraeth)

Tom Verburg. Picture: Wynne Evans

Left back rejoins Pentraeth after a couple of seasons at firstly Bryngwran and now renamed Trearddur Bay Bulls.

Verburg’s ability on the ball will suit his new team’s style of play and he adds some more experience to a very young Pentraeth squad.

35 Michael Walsh (Rhyl to Holywell Town)

Michael Walsh

Vastly experienced midfielder with more than 200 Welsh Premier appearances in his career.

Now 33, he started at Rhyl before moving to Chester City in 2004, where he made six first team appearances, scoring his debut goal against Southend in March 2005.

Walsh had a trial period with Wrexham before returning to Belle Vue in August 2005, and then moved to Bangor City, where he won two Welsh Cup winners’ medals and represented the club in Europe.

Left Bangor in summer 2009 to move to Cyprus and joined APOP Kinyras Pegias but returned to Farrar Road in May 2011 before transferring to Aberystwyth Town the following January. 

After 18 months at Park Avenue, he returned to Rhyl in June 2013 and remained there for a number of seasons.

Walsh spent the first half of this campaign on loan at St Asaph, but now lands at Holywell for his first taste of Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) football.

36 Osian Wyn Hughes (Wrexham AFC to Conwy Borough)

Osian Wyn Hughes is now a Conwy Borough player

Talented young midfielder, based in Bethesda, who spent the second half of last season on loan at boyhood club Bangor City.

Now he leaves National League club Wrexham to bring his qualities to Cymru North club ‘comeback kings’ Conwy Borough.

37 Connor Jones (Bro Goronwy to Pentraeth)

Winger Jones joins brother Taylor in transferring from Bro Goronwy to Pentraeth.

Connor has looked great in training, adding composure in front of goal since last at Bryniau Field to his pace, power and technical ability. He offers a tremendous work rate and danger going forward.

38 Ollie Byrne (to Connah’s Quay Nomads)

Ollie Byrne is aiming to be No1 for Nomads. Pic: Nik Mesney, NCM Media

Former Manchester United prospect Byrne, 22, has joined Welsh Premier high-flyers the Nomads.

Goalkeeper Byrne has previously played at Stevenage Borough and Atherton Collieries, having spent much of his youth at three of the top academies in the country in the form of Blackburn Rovers, Cardiff City and Manchester United.

He was part of the Manchester United U18 team that also included Marcus Rashford, Tim Fosu-Mensah and Axel Tuanzebe.

39 Ashley Morris (Bala Town to Penybont – loan)

Ashley Morris has joined Penybont on loan. Pic: Bala Town FC

Long-serving Lakesider Morris has joined fellow Welsh Premier club Penybont on loan.

Morris has made more than 200 appearances for Bala, who he joined from Llanelli in 2012, but this season has seen him become second-choice behind Josh Tibbets.

In his seventh campaign at Maes Tegid, Morris has represented Wales at Under 21 and C level.

40 Morgan Owen (Colwyn Bay to Glan Conwy – loan)

Morgan Owen in action for Colwyn Bay. Picture: Colwyn Bay FC website

Midfielder Owen has joined high-riding Welsh Alliance Division One outfit Glan Conwy on loan from Cymru North club the Bay.

Owen has endured an injury lay-off and being in need of regular game time, the Seagulls feel a temporary move to Glan will benefit all parties.

The 19-year-old has made 14 appearances for the Bay this season, mainly coming on as a substitute, and scored an important goal in the 2-0 win at Corwen in October just prior to his injury.

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