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Some of North Wales football’s newest signings (141-160)

Mike Pritchard (Cefn Druids to Gresford Athletic)

Experienced forward who has built up a wealth of experience in the Cymru Leagues, playing in both the Cymru Premier and Cymru North during his career.
He has previously represented Rhyl, where he worked under Gresford first team manager Eddie Maurice-Jones, before signing for Prestatyn Town, staying at the club for two seasons.
He then played for Cefn Druids for the first time in 2016, spending two years at the club, before transferring to Llay Welfare and then joining New Zealand’s Melville United.
After four months, he then returned to Druids for a second spell in 2019 in the Cymru Premier, before joining Gresford this week.
Athletic manager Maurice-Jones said: “I am delighted to have signed Mike Pritchard. Having worked with Mike before, I know exactly what qualities he brings. He’s a very intelligent footballer with a vast amount of experience at Cymru Premier level. Mike is technically very good and adds quality to a very talented group of players.”
Pritchard is the club’s sixth signing ahead of the 2020/21 season, following Adam Hesp, Max Peate, Sam Molyneux, Barry Torrence and Corey Smart – absolute quality from the Colliers.

Sam Haley (to Rhydymwyn)

Prolific striker Sam Haley has put pen to paper for Rhydymwyn ahead of the 2020/21 season.
Haley has played extensively for clubs in both North Wales and Cheshire, and will now help lead the line for Jordan Parry and Anthony Weaver’s side.
The 21-year-old has previously spent time at Connah’s Quay Nomads U19s, Chester FC, Tranmere Rovers and FC Nomads in the then third-tier Welsh National League.
Haley said: “I’m really happy to be joining Rhydymwyn and continuing my football career here with Weaver, Jord and all of the lads.
“I already have experience at a similar Tier 3 level, but recognise the challenge of going into a new, strong league with a lot of great sides in. I’m looking forward to being right there in the middle of it all with Rhydymwyn.
“From the conversations I had prior to joining the club, it’s clear to see that everyone is set on seeing Rhydymwyn continue to go in the right direction, and I can’t wait to get going now.”

Co-manager Anthony Weaver said: “There are few coaches in the area who don’t know of Sam’s qualities, so I’m thrilled to see him agree to sign for the club. He has all the skills a striker at this level needs, and I’m sure that he will only get better over the season as soon as we can get started on what will be a historic campaign under the new league structure.”
Joint-manager Jordan Parry added: “Sam’s signature is a real coup for Rhydymwyn and speaks volumes on how committed we are to growing as a club at this level.
“He adds to a fantastic squad we’ve retained from the 2019/20 season.”

Sam Kersh (to Holywell Town)

Kersh makes a return to the Cymru North with promoted Holywell Town.
The talented defender previously appeared in tier-two of Welsh football with Prestatyn Town in 2018-19.
He also signed for Welsh Premier League club Aberystwyth Town in March 2018 and was in their Welsh Cup final squad of the same year which lost to Connah’s Quay Nomads.
Before that Kersh spent five years in the United States of America playing semi-professional football for the likes of Los Angeles Golden Eagles and California State.

Sion Parry (Conwy Borough to Mynydd Llandegai)

Parry joins Mynydd Llandegai as a player-coach.
An experienced defender, his former clubs include Llanfairpwll, Llangefni Town, Glantraeth and Conwy Borough.
He has also coached the Bangor City FC development team and was part of the Conwy Borough training team last season.

Sion Hogan (Conwy Borough to Menai Bridge Tigers)

Back with Menai Bridge is Sion Hogan.
Hogan left Tigers last summer to test himself at a higher level, and had a solid season with Conwy Borough in the tier 2 Cymru North.
He is one of the most decorated players in Menai’s history; an integral part of our Anglesey League treble-winning side and instrumental in the team that won the Gwynedd League. Sion is a pacy forward with a keen eye for goal.
Manager Aaron Rowlands said: “With the move to Treborth and step up in competition, Sion was one of my main targets to bring back to Tigers this summer. Sion is a Menai Bridge lad and one of the best players to have come from the town, and I felt it was important to have the best players from Menai Bridge playing for Tigers.
“Sion’s experience in higher leagues will be invaluable to our squad this season. He’s an energetic forward who causes so many problems for the opposition. Sion has been huge part of our recent on-field success and I can’t wait to have him back involved.”

Ryan Rowlands (Llandudno Amateurs to Amlwch Town)

Ryan Rowlands. Picture: Gethin Jones, Amlwch Town

Proven goal scorer returned to the club where he netted 18 times last season.
In 2018-19, Rowlands was with Cemaes Bay and pocketed 23 goals.
He will be a key player as Town look to make a mark in the Tier 4 North Wales Coast West Premier Division in 2020-21.

Gethin Williams (to Bangor City)

Gethin Williams. Picture courtesy of BCFC

Hugo Colace’s third signing of the season is Academy product Gethin Williams.
The 20-year old midfielder returns to Nantporth where he won the Welsh Premier Development League with Bangor City U-19’s at the age of 16.
He said: “I’m delighted to be back at Bangor City where I spent many years through the academy.
“I hope I can help the team succeed and get the club back where it belongs in the Cymru Premier. I look forward to working under Hugo to further develop as a player and I’m very excited to start pre-season with the team.”

Eridion Dida (Orivetana to Bangor City)

Eridion Dida. Picture: BCFC

Albanian midfielder Dida, 23, arrives at Nantporth ready to make an impact on the first team with his tenacious determination and professional attitude.
A former team mate of Hugo Colace, the new Citizens manger is delighted to be reunited with him.
“I’m really happy to be bringing Dida to Bangor, he has all the qualities of a great midfielder and will certainly make his presence known on the pitch,” said the Argentinian.
Having played alongside Colace at Orvietana, in Italy, the manager knows exactly what the versatile Dida can offer.
His proficiency in carrying out both attacking and defensive duties and possessing a great passing range alongside the ability to put in a tackle, make him a great asset.

Liam Sklenar (Plas Madoc to Corwen)

Consistent goal scorer throughout his career, the talented Sklenar will soon join Corwen from disbanded Plas Madoc.
In his youth career, he played for Acrefair, Rhosymedre, Brickfield, Borras Park and Wrexham.
Most of his senior playing days have been spent at Brickfield Rangers, although he also had spells with Rhos Aelwyd and Plas.

Kai Wallis (Runcorn to Flint Town United)

Silkmen manager Niall McGuinness continues to build his squad for the big return to the Cymru Premier.
Midfielder Wallis comes in from Runcorn Town, and will be no stranger to Flint fans having featured for the club a couple of seasons back.

George Macready (Chester to Flint Town United)

Young defender released by Chester FC.
During his time with the Blues, he had a loan spell with Northwich Victoria.
Now the 19-year-old prospect hopes to make his mark in the Welsh Premuer League.

Matty Roberts (Trearddur Bay Bulls to Glantraeth)

Powerful and pacy winger Roberts is CPD Glantraeth’s latest recruit.
He has been a key member of Bryngwran Bulls and Trearddur Bay Bulls for the past few years, scoring regularly and winning trophies.
Roberts can also play in midfield and should prove a great asset to his new club.

Daniel Hughes (to Llangoed FC)

Danny Hughes (left) with someone I’m told plays a bit of rugby? 😉

Back in football after a few years of playing rugby union.
Previously played for Menai Bridge in the Gwynedd League and Llanfairpwll at Welsh Alliance level.
A very powerful player, the big man cannot wait to get going again.

Carwyn Williams (Gaerwen to Llangoed)

Back at Tyddyn Paun after a season at Gaerwen in the Welsh Alliance.
Made a big impact for Llangoed when he scored 27 goals for the club in 2016-17.
A centre-forward with a proven eye for goal, Carwyn will be out to impress manager Mark Thomas this season.

Jake Eyre (Gresford Athletic to Airbus)

Fantastic capture of a highly-rated goal-getter by the Wingmakers.
Despite initially agreeing to stay at Gresford earlier in the summer, the 24-year-old has now returned to one of his former clubs.
The forward first signed for Athletic in the summer of 2016 and was influential on the pitch and inside the dressing room during his four years at Clappers Lane.
The 2019/20 season was arguably his best season at the club, where he scored 19 goals in 32 appearances in all competitions..
He now re-signs for fellow JD Cyrmru North club Airbus, who were relegated from the Cymru Premier last season.

Danny Sullivan (to Holywell Town)

Sullivan is a versatile player who can play in either midfield or defence and is seen as a major signing for the Wellmen ahead of the forthcoming season.
He has gained a wealth of experience in the tier two Cymru North in recent seasons.
Former clubs include Denbigh Town, Rhyl, Caernarfon Town, Buckley Town and Flint Town United, as well as Holywell.

Grant Tattum (to Caerwys)

The club are delighted to announce the signing of exciting winger Grant Tattum.
Grant joins as a free agent. He has previously played for Caerwys and the club is more than happy to welcome him back ahead of the new campaign in tier 5.

Reece Fairhurst (CPD Y Rhyl 1879)

Picture: CPD Y Rhyl 1879

Former Rhyl FC player is the first to commit to the phoenix club for the coming season.
Ex-Prestatyn Town defender Fairhurst will sign for the club when the registration window opens.
1879 manager Gareth Thomas said: “Reece was our no 1 target as we look to build a team that will be good enough to challenge for the tier 4 title.”

Anthony Marshall (to Conwy Borough)

Young defender Anthony Marshall has agreed to return to Y Morfa.
Formerly with Llandudno and Llandudno Albion, Marshall is also an ex-Llandudno Under-19s captain and is a strong, no-nonsense operator at the back.
He said: “I can’t wait to be back with the lads and playing at Conwy again because it is such a good club to be at and I really enjoyed my first spell there.”

Gethin Alston (Llangefni Juniors to Pentraeth)

Picture: CPD Pentraeth

Gethin is Pentraeth’s first new signing of the summer.
He rejoins the club having spent last season at Llangefni Juniors. Everyone at Pentraeth is delighted to have another product of their junior section making the step up to senior football.
Not only is Gethin a product of the Tynygongl (now Pentraeth) Junior set up and a Pentraeth lad, but he has also come through the Bangor Academy before moving to Llandudno Academy last season.

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