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A dozen more North Wales football signings (549-560)

Tom Hadley (centre) has joined Caergybi. Pic: Wynne Evans

Tom Hadley (Trearddur Bay Bulls to Caergybi)

Tom Hadley

Young striker Hadley re-signed for Trearddur Bay Bulls in the summer but has now decided to switch to Caergybi.

Hadley put away 13 goals for the Bulls last season before transferring to Holyhead Town in January 2020.

In a previous spell at Town, he had scored a magnificent 31 goals as the Harbourmen lifted the 2016-17 Anglesey League title.

Work commitments affected his availability for a while thereafter, before he made an impressive comeback with the Bulls last term.

Now he joins Caergybi, whose manager Dale Moffat is delighted to get on board a player he has been chasing for some time.

James Ryan (Glantraeth to Holyhead Town)

James Ryan

Prolific striker who netted 72 goals for Caergybi in 2018/19 to land the Bob Brodie Trophy with a record total.

The season before the former soldier fired 54 goals in Bryngwran Bulls colours.

Ryan was at Caergybi last season, bagging 11 goals before a move to Glantraeth, where he added another four. That makes it 141 goals in his last three seasons.

Holyhead manager Mark Owen said: “James will be part of a very exciting strike force and he will be a major asset for our young strikers who will learn a lot from him.”

Having also added Matt Jones and Matty Roberts to the squad this week, Owen added: “These signings will compliment the squad that has been rebuilt over the past couple of months.

“Although working under difficult circumstances the club have picked themselves up from last season’s troubles and are in a positive position to begin to challenge again in the coming seasons.

“There is a great team spirit, work ethic and an excitement to get playing again. These new signings have given the squad a major lift.”

Michael Parker (Prestatyn Town to Caernarfon Town)

Parker, 32, is one of the highest profile departures from last season’s Prestatyn Town’s Cymru North title-winning squad.

With the Seasiders he won the Welsh Alliance, Cymru Alliance three times, Welsh Cup, NWCFA Challenge Cup and represented the club in Europe, as well as being a member of three top-six WPL squads.

Parker is Town’s all-time highest marksman in the Welsh Premier with 48 goals and second-highest top-flight appearance maker.

Midfield general Parker has also played for Rhyl, Bangor City and Connah’s Quay Nomads.

He is now looking forward to the challenge ahead at Caernarfon: “I am really excited to be joining the best supported club in the Cymru Premier League.”

Matt Jones (to Holyhead Town)

Experienced defender Matt Jones comes in after a season out of the game.

A very good centre-back who reads the game well, very vocal and will bring on the younger lads in the squad.

Jack Kenny (Prestatyn Town to Caernarfon Town)

Striker Kenny, 29, has featured for all the prominent North Wales Coast clubs over the years, including Connah’s Quay Nomads and Rhyl and is looking forward to teaming up again with Caernarfon boss Huw Griffiths, who managed him at Cefn Druids.

“I’m delighted to sign for Caernarfon,” said Kenny. “I’ve played against them many times over the years and I’ve always been very impressed with the set-up, facilities and the people involved and I’ve always seen myself playing here at some point in my career.

“I’ve also played for Huw before and I know how he operates so to come and play for him again is something that appealed to me.”

Matty Roberts (Glantraeth to Holyhead Town)

Roberts transfers over from Glantraeth. Matty played for Bryngwran Bulls and Trearddur Bay Bulls and has won many honours.

Pace and trickery with an eye for goal, the Harbourmen management and very happy to capture this quality performer.

Olly Buckley (Prestatyn Town to Holywell Town)

Flying attacker who has played and impressed in the Welsh Premier League for both Prestatyn Town and Rhyl.

Formerly with Welsh Alliance club Meliden, this dynamic performer stepped up in class like a duck to water.

With an eye for goal and lighting quick, Olly’s past success in the Cymru North will stand him in good stead with the Wellmen.

Jack Higgins (Prestatyn Town to Colwyn Bay)

Dynamic forward who first joined Prestatyn towards the end of the 2016/17 season, after returning from a spell in America, and scored 16 goals to help the Seasiders clinch the Cymru Alliance championship and promotion to the Welsh Premier.

He later had a short spell with Flint Town United before returning to Bastion Gardens.

A cool finisher who knocked in some vital goals last season as Prestatyn breezed to the Cymru North title, including the winner at new club Colwyn Bay.

Ben Maher (Prestatyn Town to Flint Town United)

A versatile player who can play in a number of positions, Maher is without a doubt one of Prestatyn Town’s finest performers of the past 10 years.

Maher has featured for Prestatyn, Caernarfon Town and Rhyl in the Welsh Premier. He was a key figure in the Seasiders’ Cymru Alliance title success of last season.

Ross Weaver (Prestatyn Town to Holywell Town)

Former Wrexham prospect and a tremendous player in a Prestatyn shirt over recent years.

Weaver has a fantastic attitude to the game and is comfortable at the back or in midfield.

He makes important tackles, reads the game well and is comfortable on the ball. A super acquisition for the Wellmen.

Jon Rushton (Prestatyn Town to Bala Town)

Goalkeeper Rushton made his debut for the Lakesiders in today’s 2-0 Cymru Premier League victory at Newtown.

The new recruit is another departure from Prestatyn Town, where he had played since 2019.

The 30 year old has previously played for Cymru Premier rivals Connah’s Quay Nomads, where he made 38 appearances in the Welsh Premier League and featured in three Europa League Play-off matches. He also had stints at Newtown and Holywell Town during his time at Nomads.

Jon also helped Nomads qualify for the Europa League in 2016 with two clean sheets having come into the side following an injury to the regular keeper.

Rushton also saved a penalty against Carmarthen to help Quay into the Europa League.

The talented glovesman has also had stints at Vauxhall Motors, Manor Athletic, Penycae and Brickfield Rangers.

Chris Mullock (to Holywell Town)

Experienced goalkeeper that has spent the majority of his career in the WPL.

Perhaps best known for scoring direct from a stunning free kick inside his own half for Aberystwyth against Rhyl in 2016. It was the first-ever goal on Aber’s new 3G pitch.

Wrexham-born Mullock first made his name by keeping a clean sheet for Cefn Druids in Europe, the Ancients holding MyPa of Finland 0-0 at Wrexham’s Racecourse in the first leg of the 2012-13 Europa League tie between the teams. The Finns won the return 5-0.

Mullock joined TNS in the summer of 2013 and spent the majority of the 2013/14 season on loan at Newtown after joining the Robins in September 2013.

He has played for Druids, Newtown, Aberystwyth Town and TNS since making his WPL debut in 2006/7.

Mullock returned to Aber in 2016 and played in the 2017-18 Welsh Cup Final 4-1 defeat at the hands of Connah’s Quay Nomads.

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