Happy birthday to Zebb Edwards !

Zebb Edwards in action for Prestatyn Town. Picture: John Pickles

Zebb Edwards is the youngest of four talented footballing brothers from Prestatyn.

Their father, John (Teddy) Edwards, is regarded as one of the finest goalkeepers in Prestatyn Town’s history.

Born on May 8, 1999, Zebb is 22 today.

All the Edwards brothers have played in the Welsh Premier League with eldest Kai, 30, also a former defender with Wrexham’s first team and full-timer for The New Saints.

Noah is currently with Caernarfon Town, while twin Zyaac’s ex-clubs include Rhyl and Llandudno. Both lads are aged 24.

Zebb was a hot prospect from the very start, emerging through the Airbus FC Academy before being promoted to the first team squad with a pro contract in June 2016, aged 17.

In 2015/16, he made two substitute appearances for Airbus in the Welsh Premier and the following season featured in 10 top flight matches for the Wingmakers.

Summer 2017 saw Zebb join Noah and Zyaac at Prestatyn Town.

In a difficult 2017/18 season, which saw successful long-serving manager Neil Gibson leave the club in January, the Seasiders finished bottom of the Welsh Premier and were relegated.

Zebb’s first team opportunities were limited over the campaign.

In summer 2018, Zebb moved to Llandudno, but was loaned out to Cymru Alliance club Holywell Town early that season.

Zebb performed well at Halkyn Road, playing mainly in defence and making 16 first team appearances, scoring twice.

He returned to Llandudno in January 2019 and played in a couple of WPL games for the club before the end of the season.

In 2019-20, Zebb rejoined a revamped Prestatyn Town with Gibson back at the helm.

A great season ensued, with Town winning the Cymru North title in a canter and Zebb being a regular in the side, scoring twice.

Unfortunately, Prestatyn were refused promotion to the Cymru Premier on a licensing issue. Gibson later departed and Zebb decided, like almost all of the title-winning squad, to move on.

Holywell Town were very proud to announced they had signed Zebb last season

He re-signed for Cymru North Holywell Town, but sadly all football below the Cymru Premier in the 2020-21 season was cancelled due to coronavirus.

Still only 22, Zebb has many good years ahead of him. A versatile footballer, he can operate anywhere in defence or midfield and strikes a great ball from set-pieces.

Today is time to celebrate and hopefully next season will see Zebb settled and playing well.

All the best Zebb.

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