Featuring 13 latest signings on the North Wales football scene – unlucky? not for these lads!

John Littlemore (red) on the ball for Ynys Môn

John Littlemore (Porthmadog to Conwy Borough)

This highly-respected, hard-working striker from Anglesey returns to Conwy Borough after playing an important part in Porthmadog’s promotion-winning side of last season.

John, 27, was an outstanding youth international who captained the Welsh Colleges side.

His senior football career began with a brief stay at Llandegfan in 2010 before he moved to Bro Goronwy, where over three seasons he shone brightly, knocking in 19 goals in 49 starts.

In 2013-14, he became part of the Bangor City set-up, finishing top scorer for the Under-19’s in the Welsh Premier Development League and progressing to Nev Powell’s first team, where he made six substitute appearances.

The following season brought a short spell with Glantraeth before he returned to Bro Goronwy, netting five times in as many games.

In 2015, John moved to Cardiff to study. He was snapped up by the Cardiff Met University team, helping them win the Welsh League Division One title and secure promotion to the Welsh Premier.

John remained part of Met’s plans for top flight football and he featured in 19 WPL games for the students in 2016-17.

After graduation, the 2017-18 season saw John back in North Wales representing Holyhead Hotspur in the Cymru Alliance.

He was at the club for two seasons, with perhaps his biggest highlight scoring an 11-minute hat-trick in a remarkable 7-5 Huws Gray Cup victory over Bangor City.

After experiencing success with the Ynys Môn gold medal winning squad at the 2019 Inter-Island Games, John was Sion Eifion Jones’ first signing for Porthmadog FC.

By January 2020, John had switched to fellow Cymru North club Conwy Borough.

His progress at Y Morfa was hampered by a number of postponements due to unprecedented bad weather and the early curtailment of the season because of COVID-19.

With 2020-21 cancelled, John was back with Porthmadog last season, enjoying great success before deciding on a return to Conwy for 2022-23.

Jamie Nash (to Ruthin Town)

Right-footed full back with plenty of pedigree.

Jamie’s former clubs are Wrexham AFC under-18’s and Connah’s Quay Nomads U-19’s.

Sion McHugh (Greenfield to Mold Alexandra)

Captained former club Greenfield to the tier 4 North East Wales Premier Division title last season.

A great addition to the Mold squad which is preparing for life in the tier 2 Cymru North following last term’s Ardal North West championship and FAW Trophy successes.

Sion can be equally effective in midfield or at centre-half.

Callum Parry (Llanrwst United to Porthmadog)

Prolific marksman Parry lands at Y Traeth from Llanrwst United.

The dynamic 23-year-old striker from Trefriw had an excellent 2021/22 season in the Ardal NW, netting 26 times. Port supporters will recall that his goals gave the Conwy Valley club a 2-0 win at the Traeth last term.

Callum has also played for Colwyn Bay and Holyhead Hotspur, and was part of the Cymru North squad in the UEFA Regions Cup squad last season.

Mitch Jones (Menai Bridge Tigers to CPD Llangoed)

Huge signing for the Puffins!

After scoring a hat-trick in a friendly against Glan Conwy last week, Mitch Jones further delighted Llangoed supporters by announcing he was signing for the club in 2022-23.

A Llangoed statement said: “Mitch has been a crucial player for Menai Bridge with him scoring 18 times in two seasons from right-back.

“In his previous stint at Llangoed he helped the Puffins go on to lift silverware in the form of the Dargie Cup.”

Mason Finn (to CPD Llangoed)

Mason Finn has joined Llangoed. Picture: Sam Eaden @eadophoto

Mason Finn has joined Llangoed for the 2022-23 season.

The solid centre-half has had a fine start to life in Wales as he managed to break into the first team of Bangor University FC

The Bedfordshire-born defender now aims to make his mark in tier 5.

Dewi Thomas (Porthmadog to Llangefni Town)

One of the finest players to emerge on Anglesey in the past 10 years is back playing his football on the island.

Dewi Thomas, 27, has signed for Llangefni Town of tier 3 Ardal North West after playing a key part in Porthmadog’s promotion to the Cymru North last season.

The powerful box-to-box midfielder has always performed at a high level.

In his teens, Dewi represented Wales schools and was also part of the North Wales squad which competed at the 2014 UEFA Regions Cup.

Thomas played in all three group matches, including the 3-1 victory over Northern Estonia and the 1-0 loss to Dostyk, which was reversed to a 3-0 victory for North Wales because of a rule transgression by the Kazakhstan team.

Dewi’s other former clubs include Amlwch Town, Llannerchymedd and Holyhead Hotspur, where he was an outstanding performer in the Cymru Alliance.

Laurence Mandel (to Llangoed FC)

Welcome to Laurence Mandel. Picture: Sam Eaden @eadophoto

Laurence is another to join Llangoed on the back of an exciting debut season for Bangor University.

The midfield engine will hope to have a positive impact with his new club as the new season gets ever closer.

Charlie Melder (to Llangoed FC)

All the best Charlie. Photo: Sam Eaden @eadophoto

London lad Charlie Melder has put pen to paper as he looks toward his debut season in Welsh football.

The energetic right back enjoyed a fine first season for Bangor University and will look to shine further for the mighty Puffins this season.

Tomos Williams, Jordan Ellis, Joel Gray and David Browning (Gresford Athletic to Rhostyllen)

All four new signings for Rhostyllen helped Gresford Athletic Reserves lift the 2021/22 FAW Reserve League North East title.

Tomos Williams made 25 appearances in all competitions for Gresford Reserves during the 2021/22 season, scoring 14 goals. He was named Gresford Reserves 2021/22 Players’ Player of the Season.

He also made three appearances for the first team in the latter stages of the season, scoring one goal.

Jordan Ellis played 21 times in all competitions for Gresford Reserves last term and in 2019/20 was Managers’ Player of the Season.

During the 2021/22 season, Joel Gray had 16 outings for Gresford Reserves.

David Browning featured in 12 games for Gresford Reserves during 2021/22.

The quartet all join Rhostyllen, who finished 10th in the 2021/22 tier 3 Lock Stock Ardal North West table.

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