18 new signings on the North Wales football scene (521-538)

Gareth Evans is back at Caernarfon Town on loan. Picture: Paul Evans CTFC

Gareth Evans (Llandudno to Caernarfon Town – loan)

Highly consistent midfielder is back at The Oval on loan.

Evans returned to Cymru North club Llandudno from Caernarfon in the summer, having represented the Canaries for three seasons.

With no football currently taking place below tier 1, Evans has rejoined the Cofis to get some game time.

Formerly with Colwyn Bay, Evans was a key performer in Llandudno’s opening two campaigns in the WPL in 2015-16 and 2016-17.

He signed for Caernarfon during the summer of 2017, helped them gain promotion to the top flight, and impressed in his first two WPL seasons with the Canaries.

Alex Jones (Prestatyn Town to Flint Town United)

Alex Jones (red) on the ball for Prestatyn. Picture: John Pickles

Outstanding attacking midfield player makes the switch from Cymru North to Cymru Premier.

Jones was a key man when Prestatyn won the Cymru North title last season by 16 points from Flint.

However, the Seasiders were denied promotion on a criteria issue and the Silkmen went up in their place.

Alex has played in the Cymru Premier previously for Rhyl and Prestatyn and possesses a knack for getting goals.

Hayden Hughes (to Rhyl)

Hughes has played for both Rhyl and Connah’s Quay Nomads academies. He also had a spell in senior football at Saltney.

CPD Y Rhyl 1879 manager Gareth Thomas said: “I’m delighted to get the chance to work with Hayden again after working with him for a short time at Denbigh a few seasons ago.”

Aaron Heald (Bodedern Athletic to Bangor 1876)

Defender Heald, 18, joins 1876 from Bodedern Athletic.

He started playing competitive football with his local team, Llanfairpwll, when he was 22 and signed for Wrexham three years later.

Last season he spent the early part with Bro Goronwy, impressing Bodedern, who signed him just before Christmas.

He made his league debut in the Welsh Alliance Division One match against Greenfield on 4 January and was a regular first-teamer until the premature end of the season.

Myles Jones (Penycae to Llangefni Town)

Former Bangor City and Holyhead Hotspur creative midfielder who joined Penycae this summer returns to his native Anglesey to sign for Llangefni.

An explosive, powerful midfielder, he will surely create a lot of chances for his new team.

Llangefni manager Chris Roberts said: “I’m delighted to add Myles to our squad. He’s looked really good in training so far and I think he will bring so much to the squad.”

Myles cannot wait to get out there in the blue and white of Llangefni, saying: “I’m very happy to sign for Llangefni and play in a higher league, I can’t wait to get out on the field and challenge myself in the Cymru North.”

Mamudo Dabo (Flint Town United to Ruthin Town)

Towering forward Mamudo Dabo will add his considerable presence to the front line at Ruthin this season.

Dabo, who joins the Cymru North club from Flint, is also part of the Tranmere Rovers Centre of Development set-up.

Ibrahima Sory Camara (to Holywell Town)

The younger brother of Liverpool player Naby Keita has signed for the Wellmen.

Ibrahima Sory Camara, 20, is an attacking midfielder with great technical skills and an eye for goal and has impressed in training.

The Guinean youngster lives with his elder brother in Liverpool.

Nicholas Nasini (to Bangor City)

Nicholas Nasini

Italian left-winger whose last club was Santarcangelo Calcio in Serie D.

Starting his footballing career at Serie A side Genoa’s Academy, the 21 year old arrives at Nantporth having excited manager Hugo Colace with his electric pace and versatility, being able to play on both flanks.

Colace said: “His pace his brilliant, and his ability allows him to play either on the right side, or the left. He’s a young player with a bright future in Wales.”

Joe Williams (Corwen to Llanuwchllyn)

Joe Williams (left)

Llanuwchllyn are delighted to announce the signing of Joe Williams from Corwen.

Joe is a proven goal scorer at tier 3 level and everyone at his new club is exciting at the prospect at seeing him in a Llan shirt.

Meddai CPD Llanuwchllyn: “Mae’n bleser gan y clwb gyhoeddi fod Joe Williams wedi arwyddo o Corwen FC. Edrychwn ymlaen i weld Joe mewn crys Llan. Croeso i’r clwb Joe.”

Aaron Hassall (Rhyl to Gresford Athletic)

Former Leicester City prospect Hassall becomes Gresford’s 10th signing of the summer.

The 23-year-old has plenty of experience of the JD Cymru Leagues, playing for Penyffordd and Airbus UK Broughton in his early years, making eight first team appearances for the latter as a teenager, where he became one of the youngest ever to feature in the UEFA Europa League.

The forward made a huge move to Premier League club Leicester City, signing a professional contract and playing for their U23s team, as well as featuring in Wales U17s and U19s squads.

After his spell at the one-time Premier League champions, Hassall then signed for Denbigh Town before returning to England with Nantwich Town, where he stayed for two seasons.

He returned to Wales in 2017, signing for Llandudno and then Denbigh Town a season later, before swapping countries yet again with a move to Runcorn Town.

Aaron then signed for Rhyl in the 2018/19 season, where he stayed until they dissolved at the end of 2019/20.

Liam Davies (Curzon Ashton to Bala Town)

Liam Davies. Image: Bala Town

The younger brother of Everton star Tom Davies arrives in the Cymru Premier.

Merseyside-based 24-year-old midfielder Liam Davies joins the Town from Curzon Ashton in the National League North.

Liam previously played at Chester and Southport having graduated from Tranmere Academy in 2013.

He featured for Curzon Ashton 21 times last season, having joined from Southport. Although it was his last season contracted to Southport, he was on loan at Marine FC of the Northern Premier League Division One North West.

Bala manager Colin Caton said: “It’s great to have him on board, he’s played at a good level, he’ll add to our midfield power with us having 1 or 2 injuries at the moment.

“He can play in a number of positions, he’s a utility player that can play across the front, left-footed, right-footed player, and he can play anywhere in the midfield as well. He can also do a job at full-back for us.”

Les Davies (Bangor 1876 to Flint Town United)

This transfer was covered in-depth previously on Grassroots North Wales, but still merits mention in the general list as well.

Former Cymru Premier star with Bangor City, Connah’s Quay Nomads, Bala Town and Llandudno returns to the top flight with a surprise move to promoted new boys Flint.

Davies, 35, was with Gwynedd League champions Bangor 1876 last season, but with no immediate prospect of any matches being played below tier 1, “The Truck” has accepted the opportunity of some game time with the Silkmen.

Kieran Weeks (Gwalchmai to Caergybi)

Excellent young keeper who has starred for Caergybi in recent seasons, becoming well-known for his penalty-saving ability.

Joined an ever-growing Gwalchmai squad in the summer, but has now decided to return to Dale Moffat’s Caergybi.

Noah Eisenberg (Dakota Fusion to Llangefni Town)

Llangefni Town’s latest signing arrives with an impressive international CV.

Canadian Noah Eisenberg, 22, has shown much promise playing in the USA, Belgium and Northern Ireland.

After three years developing his talents in America through the school and college system, he joined Belgian First Division club Waasland-Beveren.

Later played in Northern Ireland for amateur club Derriaghy and Lurgan Celtic of the NIFL Premier Intermediate League (Northern Ireland’s third division).

After the latter club folded last year, he returned to the USA to play for Dakota Fusion.

Jamie Crowther (Airbus to Caernarfon Town – loan)

Crowther has re-joined us Caernarfon on loan from Airbus.

The defender/midfielder previous joined the Canaries from the Wingmakers in the 2018 January transfer window.

However, he returned to Airbus this summer. He is now back with Town to get some football under his belt.

The former Wales Under-18 international started his career at Wrexham and has played for Stalybridge Celtic, Barrow, Connah’s Quay Nomads and Aberystwyth Town, as well as Airbus and Caernarfon.

Joe Palmer (Airbus to Flint Town United)

Joe Palmer. Picture: Airbus FC

Promising 22-year-old centre-back rejoins his former club.

Palmer switched to the academy at Flint Town United from Hawarden Rangers, before breaking into the first team ranks at Cae-y-Castell.

Joined Airbus in June 2018 and had an impressive first campaign, being named as both the supporters’ and players’ player of the season.

Cai Owen (Colwyn Bay to Caernarfon Town)

Another boost to Caernarfon’s first team squad is the versatile Cai Owen.

Midfielder Owen arrives from Colwyn Bay, where he landed from Rhyl in January 2020.

He progressed through Bangor City’s Academy, making his senior debut at 16 under Neville Powell, before moving to Llandudno.

He then joined Rhyl on loan in August 2018 before making a permanent move in the October and was voted Supporters Player of the Year at the end of that season.

Paul Bryant (Gaerwen to Aberffraw)

Experienced defender who has played for many Anglesey clubs brings his talents to Cae Cynlas.

An Aberffraw club statement said: “The management team are very happy to have Paul sign for the coming season. An experienced footballer, a solid defender that can also score more than his fair share of goals.”

Previous clubs for Paul include Gaerwen, Bodedern, Pentraeth, Gwalchmai and Llangefni Town.

He won the 2009-10 Gwynedd League treble with Gwalchmai and the Welsh Alliance League with Bodedern.

He has played at both Cymru Alliance and Welsh Alliance level and is held in high esteem on the island for his playing ability.

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