Summer signings in North Wales football (1-20)
Welcome to the first in a series of articles featuring summer signings across the North Wales football pyramid.
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1 Mike Pearson (Llandudno to Caernarfon Town)
Bangor-born defender, 31, who progressed through the Oldham Athletic youth system, making his Football League debut in February 2007.
Later spent five years at National League Barrow before moving into the Welsh Premier, where he has represented Airbus, Connah’s Quay Nomads and Llandudno.
2 Callum Roberts (Newtown to Connah’s Quay Nomads)
Defender Roberts, 20, plied his trade at Newtown during 2018/19, making 22 appearances, having joined The Robins in June 2018 after a successful loan period for the second half of 2017/18.
Roberts has also previously played at TNS and Shrewsbury Town.
3 Jack Kenny (Cefn Druids to Prestatyn Town)
Striker Kenny returns to Prestatyn having split last season between spells at Connah’s Quay Nomads and Cefn Druids.
Kenny had previously played in the Welsh Premier League at both Rhyl and Prestatyn Town with a record of nine goals in 25 starts. His other former clubs include Alsager Town and Atherton Collieries.
Fans’ favourite Kenny previously spent two and a half seasons at Prestatyn, building a reputation as a hard-working, skilful goalscorer, and was a key member of the 2016/17 Cymru Alliance title-winning side.
4 Robbie Parry (Bangor City to Llandudno)
Front man Parry lands at Maesdu Park for a second spell after a loan stint with the Seasiders in the 2017-18 season.
After developing his talents in the youth sides of Liverpool, Stoke and Wolves, Parry is now an established player at Championship North level, where he was always an attacking threat for Bangor City last season.
Wales Under-19 international Parry, 24, has Welsh Premier League experience with The New Saints and Connah’s Quay Nomads, as well as Tudno.
5 Dean Seager (Conwy Borough to Llandudno)
A proven goalscorer over the years with Llandudno Junction, Conwy Borough and Llandudno.
Good at finding the net, but also excels at hold-up play, involving team-mates in attacks. Capped for Wales Schools at Under-18 level.
6 Julian Williams (Porthmadog to Colwyn Bay)
Attacking midfielder Williams, 24, hails from Llanrwst and has a great reputation at tier-two level.
During his four seasons at Porthmadog he made 93 starts and scored 47 goals. He was the leading scorer in 2015/16 and 2016/17 and played a big part in Port finishing third in the Huws Gray Cymru Alliance this term.
Williams did have a brief spell at Colwyn Bay when Phil Hadland signed him in 2017 and he made his debut in a 2-1 home defeat to Ramsbottom United. He made five appearances (four of them as a second half substitute) before returning to Porthmadog to get a regular starting place.
7 Zyaac Edwards (Llandudno to Prestatyn Town)
Lively midfielder and one of four footballing brothers, Edwards rejoins Prestatyn for a third spell after spending last season at Llandudno.
With Tranmere Rovers as a youngster, Zyaac was promoted from the academy at Airbus UK Broughton to the first team squad in 2012, before following in the footsteps of older brother Kai by joining Prestatyn Town in August 2014.
Zyaac signed for Caernarfon Town in January 2016, but returned to the Welsh Premier with Rhyl six months later before leaving to rejoin Prestatyn in June 2017.
8 Sion Edwards (Porthmadog to Colwyn Bay)
Left winger/attacking midfielder best known for his 11 seasons at Bangor City, where he played in 323 Welsh Premier League matches, scoring 58 goals.
With the Citizens he won three Welsh Cups, the Welsh Premier League title and played in Europe.
Has spent the past two seasons at Porthmadog, but the 31-year-old has now decided on a move to Colwyn Bay.
9 Danny Andrews (Colwyn Bay to Flint Town United)
Striker Andrews arrives at Cae-y-Castell after three productive seasons at Colwyn Bay, for whom he notched 29 goals.
Previously, he had a long stays at Witton Albion and Cammell Laird and was on Liverpool’s books as a youngster.
In his time at Witton, he made over 250 appearances, scoring in excess of 80 goals – including 24 in 52 appearances in his final season before moving to the Bay.
10 Asa Hamilton (Airbus to Rhyl)
Big, bustling striker with an impressive goal-getting record in their second-tier of Welsh football.
The 27-year-old Hamilton was joint top goalscorer this season for Airbus, the 2018-19 Huws Gray Alliance championship and cup double winners.
Prior to joining the Wingmakers at the start of last season, Hamilton had played for Guilsfield, Penycae, Porthmadog and Buckley Town in the HGA.
11 Nathan Brown (Chester FC to Flint Town United)
Twenty-year-old attacker Brown was a part of the Manchester City Academy from the ages of 12-16.
Following his release, he went on to sign for Chester where he played three years as a scholar and eventually as a pro, chipping in with a number of goals for the first team.
Flint manager Niall McGuinness is excited to sign a front man who can play anywhere across the front three and is a natural goalscorer, lightening quick, with great technique and deadly off set pieces.
12 Andy Owens (Connah’s Quay Nomads to Airbus)
Liverpool-born 29-year-old Owens started his career at the Liverpool Academy before moving to Stoke City in 2007.
He then spent time at both Stafford Rangers and Altrincham before joining Rhyl in the Welsh Premier League in 2010.
Owens went on to play for Macclesfield Town, Southport, Mansfield Town, AFC Telford, Barrow and Stockport County before joining the Nomads in January 2018, where he scored 12 goals from 28 WPL appearances.
Impressive target man – and a great capture for the Wingmakers.
13 Craig Moore (Bryngwran Bulls to Holyhead Hotspur)
Having scored 58 goals for Anglesey League champions Bryngwran this season, Hotspur will be delighted to get lethal marksman Moore on board.
The son of Anglesey goal-grabbing legend Nigel Moore, Craig has been a prolific marksman wherever he has played, his other former clubs including Trearddur Bay United, Glantraeth, Bodedern Athletic and Holyhead Town.
14 Tomos Clarke (Holyhead Hotspur to Conwy Borough)
A member of the Ynys Môn Island Games football squad, Clarke was joint top-marksman for Holyhead Hotspur in the Huws Gray Alliance this season.
The versatile operator has previously featured for Oldham Athletic, Colwyn Bay, Porthmadog and Glantraeth.
He is a dominant presence who is comfortable in defence or midfield and is sure be a great addition to Conwy Borough for the coming season.
15 Lewis George (Gresford Athletic to Mold Alex)
George is a highly rated young forward with an eye for goal.
No doubt Mold will be looking to build on their encouraging end to the 2018-19 season when it all starts again in August, and George could prove a key man in attack.
16 Rhys Alun Williams (Nantlle Vale to Porthmadog)
Talented 21-year-old Williams, who previously played for Porthmadog’s U-19 Development Squad, is to return to the Traeth following two highly successful seasons at Welsh Alliance Division One club Nantlle Vale.
He was top scorer for the Penygroes side this term and was also named Young Player of the Season. During the past two campaigns he has netted 30 goals for the Maes Dulyn outfit.
17 Jordan Evans (Cefn Druids to Airbus)
This 23-year-old diamond is a product of the Wrexham academy who joined Fulham at the age of 15.
He then had a loan spell with Oxford United before returning to Wrexham, where he made 22 appearances before a move to Bala Town in February 2017.
Evans featured 34 times for the Lakesiders and spent last season at Cefn Druids. Now he faces a fresh challenge with newly-promoted Airbus.
18 Morgan Owen (Glan Conwy to Colwyn Bay)
A dazzling midfield prospect, Owen was a member of Llandudno’s development squad before signing for Glan Conwy, where he lives, and helping them to become Division Two champions in the Welsh Alliance this season.
The 18-year-old now has the opportunity to shine as part of Colwyn Bay’s first-team squad in the Championship North in the 2019-20 campaign.
19 Jacob Farleigh (Bangor City to Llandudno)
Exciting wide-man Farleigh should prove a tremendous asset to Llandudno on their return to the second-tier next season.
The 20-year-old had a successful campaign last time out at Bangor City, where he shone as one of their brightest attacking talents.
Farleigh went through the ranks with The New Saints, also enjoying a loan spell at Oswestry Town before returning to TNS.
20 John Littlemore (Holyhead Hotspur to Porthmadog)
A hard-working striker who can play anywhere in the front three.
Anglesey-based Littlemore has enjoyed a productive last couple of seasons with Holyhead Hotspur, but also has WPL experience with Cardiff Met, whom he played for while studying for his degree at Cardiff Metropolitan University.
Littlemore, 24, has also played for Bangor City, Bro Goronwy and Glantraeth, as well as representing Wales Under-18s.
He is also in the Ynys Môn squad for this month’s Island Games football tournament.