Ten more super North Wales football transfers to read about

Holywell Town manager Johnny Haseldin welcomes Brady McGilloway back to Halkyn Road. Picture: Holywell Town FC

Sam Jones (Colwyn Bay to Llandudno)

Sam Jones. Picture: Llandudno FC

A very impressive signing for Llandudno sees young forward Jones reunited with his former boss at Caernarfon Town, Sean Eardley.

Sam, 22, began as a junior with Menai Bridge Tigers before going on to represent Bangor City Under-16’s and Under-19’s, where his prolific goal-scoring skills shone.

First team appearances from the bench for the Citizens followed, then in June 2019 he was snapped up by Caernarfon Town of the Cymru Premier.

After two years with the Canaries, Sam switched to Colwyn Bay of the Cymru North, where he impressed with his pace and finishing.

Now comes a chance to raise his profile at Llandudno.

Sam was part of the Ynys Môn squad which won gold at the 2019 Inter-Island Games. He scored three goals in the tournament.

Sam was coached from the age of five by the late Sean Brett, the much-missed and highly-respected former Menai Bridge Tigers manager, who sadly passed away in February.

Kai Edwards (Flint Town United to Holywell Town)

Kai Edwards. Picture: Holywell Town FC

This 31-year-old defender has enjoyed a trophy-laden career which has delivered him four Welsh Premier league titles, four Welsh Cup winners’ medals, two Welsh Premier League Cups and a Cymru North championship.

He has also represented Wales at under-17, U-19 and C level, as well as being called into the U-21 squad.

Holywell is the latest stop for the eldest of four Edwards brothers, who have all played football at a high level.

Kai joins the Wellmen after two seasons in the Cymru Premier with Flint Town United.

After numerous successes at schoolboy and youth level, Kai signed professional forms for Wrexham aged 18 in April 2009. He went on to have three separate spells at the Racecourse, featuring in 28 competitive first team matches.

In the Welsh Premier, Kai has played for Prestatyn Town, Neath, The New Saints, Connah’s Quay Nomads, Llandudno and Flint, winning a host of honours.

He returned to Prestatyn in 2019-20 and won the Cymru North title before switching to Flint for the next two seasons.

Mike Williams (to Llandudno FC)

Mike Williams. Picture: Llandudno FC

Veteran defender Williams, 35, has rejoined Llandudno, whom he first signed for back in 2015-16 after the club had been promoted to the Welsh Premier League for the first time.

He spent three seasons at Maesdu Park, the first of which saw the Seasiders finish third in the WPL and qualify for the Europa League, where they met Swedish giants IFK Göteborg.

Mike later had spells with Flint Town United, Bangor City and Colwyn Bay before taking a break from the game.

The older brother of fellow Llandudno player Marc Williams, Mike began his career as a trainee at Wrexham and signed professional terms in July 2005.

He was with the Racecourse outfit until the end of 2009-10, making 132 competitive appearances for the club, who lost their Football League status in 2007-08.

July 2010 saw Williams recruited by fellow Conference Premier outfit Kidderminster Harriers, where he spent three years before a switch to Conference North side Altrincham in 2013.

He helped secure them promotion to the Conference via the play-offs in 2013-14.

Mike was forced to retire in November 2014, at the age of 28, after being diagnosed with osteoarthritis in both hips, but he battled back to extend his career in the Welsh system.

Internationally, Williams has represented Wales at under-19, U-21 and semi-professional level.

On his return to Cymru North club Llandudno, Mike said: “I had three great years here and it’s good to be back. I was training with the lads at the end of last season and there was a real buzz about the place and I couldn’t resist not being a part of it.”

Azz Rogers (Llandudno to Llandudno Amateurs)

Azz Rogers. Picture: Llandudno Amateurs FC

Tier 5 club Llandudno Amateurs are thrilled to announce the return of Azz Rogers after a spell with Cymru North giants Llandudno.

Amateurs managers Steve Montgomery and Carl Nichols said: “Azz is a quality player who makes the game look easy, he can play in a number of positions and will always give 100%.

“His time at Llandudno FC was halted by an unfortunate but bad injury that kept him out for almost 5 months of last season.

“Azz has attracted interest from Tier 3 clubs, but he has decided to come back home to the Amateurs. He’s been back training with us for over a month now and his ability and professionalism is clear to see.”

Mason Blackwell-Jones (Conwy Borough to Llandudno FC)

Mason Blackwell-Jones. Pic: Llandudno FC

Llandudno’s already very busy summer in the transfer market includes the addition of attacking player Blackwell-Jones from fellow Cymru North club Conwy Borough.

The 20 year old pacy forward has had experience in the Cymru Premier with Flint Town United and in the Cymru North represented Prestatyn Town and Conwy.

The new recruit said: “I feel really excited to get going at this club. With how well they did last year and the standards that have been set I feel that coming here was a big step forward for myself.”

Brady McGilloway (Airbus UK Broughton to Holywell Town)

Brady McGilloway. Picture: Holywell Town

Attacking midfielder McGilloway is back at Holywell, whom he last played for in the 2017-18 season.

The 23-year-old, who previously had spells with Wrexham, Chester and Stoke City academies, made a big impact at the end of last season when he scored the late goal which clinched Airbus the Cymru North title.

Brady had spent the last four seasons with Airbus, representing them in both the top two tiers, before rejoining Holywell, where his sister Ruby features for the women’s team.

Craig Moore (Holyhead Hotspur to Holyhead Town)

Graphic: Holyhead Town FC

Prolific goalscorer rejoins the club where his father Nigel Moore was a star player for many years.

Craig netted 11 for Holyhead Hotspur Reserves last season and in 2019-20, shortened due to Covid, he scored 18 for Trearddur Bay Bulls and Hotspur combined.

In 2018-19, he struck 57 times for Anglesey League champions Bryngwran Bulls.

Craig played for Bodedern Athletic in 2016/17, netting 23 goals, while over two seasons with Trearddur Bay United between 2013-15, he bagged a total of 60.

He impressed for Holyhead Town in 2012-13, hitting the net on 31 occasions.

Sam Kersh (Holywell Town to CPD Y Rhyl 1879)

Sam Kersh (left) with Gareth Thomas. Picture: CPD Y Rhyl 1879

Tall, commanding defender who arrives at Belle Vue from Cymru North club Holywell Town.

Sam played in the USA for California State University in Los Angeles and was previously with Burscough Dynamos in the North West before joining Cymru Premier League club Aberystwyth Town in 2018.

Next came a move to Prestatyn Town and then the central defender switched to Holywell.

1879 manager Gareth Thomas said: “We were looking to bring another centre half into the squad as we lacked depth in that position last year.

“Sam has trained really well in the sessions so far and was excited at the prospect of joining the club.

“We are looking forward to working with him and this is another signing that further strengthens the squad.”

Luke Wilmot (Kinmel Bay to CPD Y Rhyl 1879)

Luke Wilmot. Picture: CPD Y Rhyl 1879

Former Welsh Colleges goalkeeper and a fine young talent who will compete with Ryan Roberts for the No 1 jersey at Belle Vue.

Wilmot has previously played for the former Rhyl FC’s youth and reserve teams and last season came up against 1879 representing Kinmel Bay in tier 4.

1879 manager Gareth Thomas said: “Luke is a talented keeper who played for Welsh Schoolboys and has gone and played senior football and gained the experience needed to compete for the No 1 jersey with Ryan.

“Luke is an agile shot stopper with good distribution and good communication, which is vital for a goalkeeper.

“Delighted to have Luke join us and make the squad stronger.”

Morgan Jones (CPD Penrhyndeudraeth to Porthmadog)

Morgan Jones. Picture: CPD Porthmadog

Cymru North newcomers Porthmadog have announced that goalkeeper Morgan Jones is to return to the club from CPD Penrhyndeudraeth.

Jones made his mark in the successful league and cup winning Port Reserves squad of 2018/19, coached by Sion Eifion, and went on to make his first team debut for Port in season 2019/20.

Last season saw Morgan join tier 4 North Wales Coast West Premier Division club Penrhyn – and he made a fine impression at Maes-y-Parc.

Early in the campaign, he saved twice in a penalty shoot-out to ensure the Cockles sensationally knocked tier 3 Ardal North West stars Denbigh Town out of the FAW Trophy.

With Paul Pritchard calling it a day on his brilliant career, Morgan now has the opportunity to establish himself between the sticks at the Traeth and follow in the footsteps of a long line of excellent keepers.

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