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15 more North Wales football signings (116-130)

Adam Hesp (Cefn Druids to Gresford Athletic – permanent)

Gresford Athletic have completed the re-signing of Adam Hesp on a permanent transfer from Cefn Druids.

The defender previously spent the 2019/20 season on loan at Clappers Lane.

The 28-year-old had devoted his entire career at Cefn Druids, coming through their academy and eventually becoming a mainstay in their first team line-up and one of their longest-serving players in the squad.

Adam chalked up plenty of experience in the JD Cymru Premier with Druids, also playing some games in the UEFA Europa League qualifying rounds for the Ancients during his career.

He unfortunately suffered a horrific ankle break during the 2017/18 season, which kept him out for 18 months, but he recovered fantastically, playing some of the final games of the 2018/19 season with Cefn.

Adam first signed for Gresford on loan last term, playing 18 games.

Jamie Underwood (Llanrug United to Nefyn United)

A strong and capable defender from Pwllheli, who joins the Penwaig from Llanrug.

Underwood said: “I’m delighted to sign for Nefyn. I’m looking forward to the new challenge.”

Meddai CPD Nefyn Unedig: “Mae’n bleser gennym gyhoeddi fod Jamie Underwood wedi cytuno i ymuno â Nefyn.

“Amddiffynwr cryf ag galleuog o Bwllheli, oedd yn chwarae i Lanrug llynedd. Fe fydd Jamie yn ychwanegu cryfder ychwanegol i’r garfan.

“Fe ddywedodd “Dwi’n falch iawn o gael arwyddo i Nefyn, ac yn edrych ymlaen i sialens newydd”. Croeso i Nefyn Jamie.”

Joe Caven (Trearddur Bay Bulls to Bodedern Athletic)

Caven has committed himself to the Green Army.

Joe was nothing short of outstanding in his 18 months with Boded before his move to Trearddur Bay.

He possesses a lovely left foot, a great engine, is a nightmare to get past and also has a great delivery on him.

Joe will be a great addition to what is looking like a good squad of players developing at Cae Ty Cristion.

Luke Wiltshire (Rhyl to Holywell Town)

Ex-Rhyl midfielder Luke Wiltshire is the latest arrival at Halkyn Road.

Wiltshire is a young talented performer who has an eye for goal, and has massive potential in the game. A quality addition for the Cymru North newcomers.

Tomos Harri Smith (Penrhyndeudraeth to Porthmadog)

Smith makes his move from neighbours CPD Penrhyndeudraeth.

Tomos is no stranger to Port fans, follows in the footsteps of his father Nigel ‘Kippax’ Smith – a former star of the Traeth.

Manager Craig Papirnyk said: “I am really pleased that Tom is joining us.
“I’ve watched him play since he was a youngster at Wrexham youth and know how talented he is.

“I’m really excited in supporting Tom’s development. He’s a versatile player who can play at the back or in attack he will be a valuable addition to the team.”

“Rwy’n hapus iawn fod Tom yn ymuno efo ni. Rwy’ wedi ei weld yn chwarae ers ei adeg gyda tîm ieuenctid Wrecsam ac yn ymwybodol iawn o’i dalent. Yn ddiweddar bu’n chwarae gyda’r cymdogion ar y 3ydd Haen ac felly mae ganddo brofiad ar y lefel yma.

“Bu Tomos yn cystadlu’n llwyddianus mewn ‘Crossfit’ yn ystod y blynyddoedd diwetha’ ond bellach mae am ganolbwyntio ar bêl-droed. Yn 22 oed mae’n dal i ddatblygu fel chwaraewr ac mae ganddo’r potensial i ddatblygu llawer mwy eto.

“Rwy’n gyffrous am gefnogi ei ddatblygiad a bydd yn medru cyfrannu at y garfan yn y cefn neu yn y blaen.”

Liam Bibby (Bethesda Athletic to Holyhead Town)

Returns to the Harbourmen from Bethesda, who he joined last season to test himself in a higher league.

Liam let the Town management know he wanted to move back where his heart belongs.

Can play in numerous roles down the left.

Dewi Thomas (Holyhead Hotspur to Porthmadog)

Thomas has rejoined Port from Holyhead Hotspur.

He has recently moved to the Penllyn area and cannot commit to Holyhead for the season ahead in Cymru North.

Port manager Craig Papirnyk said: “It was a very pleasant surprise to hear that Dewi was available and after meeting him he was on board immediately. He is a player with lots of ability.

“Dewi did spend a short period with us back in 2018 but unfortunately he picked up a bad ankle injury during one of our pre-season games after really impressing which set him back. I’m really happy to have Dewi back and to have the chance to work with him again, he will be a welcome addition to our midfield.”

Meddai Craig: “Mae Dewi wedi ail ymuno o Hotspyrs Caergybi gan iddo yn ddiweddar symud i ardal Penllyn ac yn methu teithio i chwarae i Gaergybi yn y Cymru North.

“Roedd yn sioc bleserus clywed fod Dewi ar gael ac, wedi inni gyfarfod, roedd yn awyddus i arwyddo.

“Treuliodd Dewi gyfnod byr efo ni yn 2018 ond yn anffodus ar ôl creu argraff cafodd anaf mewn gêm cyn-dymor. Rwy’n hapus iawn i groesawu Dewi ‘nol ac yn awyddus i weithio efo fo eto. Bydd yn gyffeiliad mawr yng nghanol y cae.”

Dan Doyle (Bethesda Athletic to Holyhead Town)

Dan is a centre back who has played for Holyhead Hotspur, Bryngwran and also Holyhead Town some years ago. His most recent club was Bethesda.

Dan is a North Wales U-18 representative with bags of experience. Very strong, physical and vocal player.

Dylan Sweeney (to Porthmadog)

Craig Papirnyk continues to build his squad for the new season with the signing of Dylan Sweeney.

Craig said: “Dylan has been in the University of Liverpool for the last 4 years and has played for South Liverpool, Ashton Town and Widnes.

“Dylan is a local lad who I have known since he was playing junior football, a talented left sided player who at 22 has a bright future ahead of him.

“He will develop with us now at Porthmadog and I am looking forward to working with him and seeing him grow with us.”

David Lawson-Cooke (to Llandyrnog United)

David Lawson-Cooke (right)

Former Bala Town Under-19s player (although 20 he qualified as an over-age member).

Midfielder who was also part of the Denbigh Town Reserves squad in 2016/17, scoring in a 7-2 win over Llanrug United Reserves, before going off to university.

He also made a handful of Cymru Alliance appearances for Denbigh Town when Eddie Maurice-Jones was in charge and featured as a substitute in the 2015/16 Nathaniel MG Cup tie at Connah’s Quay Nomads.

Steve Jones (Penrhyndeudraeth to Porthmadog)

Steve Jones return to Port from Penrhyn, for whom he was top-scorer in Welsh Alliance Division One last season.

A local lad, he is relishing the chance to get going at Y Traeth again.

Jack Jones (Penrhyndeudraeth to Porthmadog)

Another rejoining Port after a spell at Penrhyndeudraeth.

Local player with loads of experience playing in Tier 3, which will stand him in good stead for the challenges ahead.

Port manager Craig Papirnyk said of Steve and Jack: “Both are really good lads who will add grit and strength to our side for the challenges ahead this season.

“Steve oedd prif sgoriwr Penrhyn llynedd a, fel Jack, mae ganddo ddigonedd o brofiad ar Haen 3 a byddant yn ychwangegu cryfder a phenderfyniad i’r garfan.”

Jake Burke (to Caerwys)

Experienced player who was with Connah’s Quay Nomads as a youth.

Burke, 27, later turned out for Greenfield, Mostyn Dragons and then Caerwys, where he makes a welcome return.

Ieuan Hewitt (Bingera FC to Airbus UK Broughton)

Ieuan Hewitt (right) with former Llandudno manager Iwan Williams when the Airbus newcomers signed for the Seasiders in 2018

Cymru North Airbus have agreed terms with Ieuan Hewitt, subject to international clearance.

Hewitt will join the Wingmakers from Bingera FC from Queensland, Australia.

He has had previous Welsh league experience at Flint Town United (now Cymru Premier but then Cymru North) and Llandudno (then Cymru Premier but now Cymru North).

Hewitt told the Airbus FC website: “I’m made up to be signing for the club and I can’t wait to get back playing when the season starts.

The main aim for me this season is to get the club promotion back to the Welsh Premier, anything else along the way will be a bonus. The fans can expect a lot of effort on/off the pitch this season.”

Tomos Hughes (to Glantraeth)

The latest arrival at Glantraeth is 21-year-old pacy winger Hughes.

He has been part of both the Llangefni Town and Porthmadog set ups and is equally adept on either wing.

Tomos is expected to add more creativity and quality to the Glantraeth squad.

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