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Meet the Player – Alun Gwilym Williams (CPD Bontnewydd)

CPD Bontnewydd icon Alun Gwilym Williams

Full Name

Alun Gwilym Williams

Date of Birth

25/3/87

Occupation

Accountant

Teams you have played for

Bontnewydd rejoice after their 2016 Gwynedd Safeflue Shield success. Goals from Gareth Edwards (2) and Callum McDonald secured a 3-1 win over Aberffraw in the final at The Oval, Caernarfon Town FC

Bontnewydd – this will be my 26th season playing for the club at all age grades.

Position

Centre Half

Most memorable game played in

In Bont’s first season back in senior football in 2004-05 we had to win at home on the last day of the season and did so 4-0 to beat Caernarfon Borough to the Caernarfon and District League title on goal difference.

Biggest highlight of football career so far

Bontnewydd celebrate in 2017 after retaining the Safeflue Shield with a 1-0 win over Llanystumdwy in the final at Nantlle Vale, Morgan Roberts the scorer

Winning the Safelue Shield back to back as player-manager was special.

Best goal scored

A hat-trick away against Llanllyfni back in their Gwynedd League days was special – always a tough place to go.

Strengths to your game

Alun with the Safeflue Shield

Aerial ability. Used to be my speed, not so much these days!!

Weaknesses

Temper – Has led to a few red cards over the years unfortunately.

Best team-mate played alongside

Another goal for the ‘Mini Messi’

Darren Thomas in terms of natural ability.

Hardest opponent faced

Callum Davidson of Menai Bridge in recent times – quick and strong.

Biggest influence in football

Dylan Morgan and Hefin Williams who coached me during my teenage years.

Funniest team-mate

Morgan Roberts and Mathew ‘Bach’ Roberts – both of them great lads.

Favourite away ground

Llannerchymedd – the stick from the sidelines adds to the atmosphere!!

Other sporting achievements

Once represented North Wales at the triple jump.

Personal football ambitions

Would like to win one more trophy with Bont before hanging up the boots.

RANDOM QUESTIONS

Best country visited

Italy

Favourite chocolate bar

Snickers

Best after-match venue

Nanhoron, Nefyn after The Newborough in Bont of course.

Best film seen

Shutter Island

Current favourite song

Gerry Cinamon – Diamonds In The Mud

Favourite TV show

The Office

TV show you dislike most

Made In Chelsea

Best quality as a person

Selflessness

Worst fault

Stubbornness

Best live show/concert seen

Oasis at Lancashire Cricket Ground

How do you see Bontnewydd’s prospects for the new season?

I’ve seen the talent and heart the young lads have – and I’m confident they can compete this season having had some experience of senior football under their belts last season.

Tell us something about you we might not know

I have played every position for Bont, including goalkeeper!!

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