North Wales footballing families: The Davies brothers

PICTURE by Wynne Evans shows Owain Davies taking on brother Sion Emlyn.

KICKING this brand new series off with two fantastic young footballers and brothers who have burst onto the North Wales footballing scene in recent seasons.

Sion Emlyn Davies first started playing for Llanfairpwll’s senior side when they were a Welsh Alliance side and he was just 16.

And it wasn’t long before the 20-year-old (below) who can play anywhere across the back line (although predominantly a full-back in his Llanfair days), really began to showcase what he could do for the club – even more so when they eventually dropped down to the Anglesey League. An energetic and hard-working defender, he quickly became a key part of Llanfair’s side that season and so it was no surprise to see title-chasers Bryngwran (now Trearddur Bay) Bulls swoop into sign him.

PIC: Llangefni Town Reserves.

But, after game time being limited there, Davies would return to Llanfair where his brother Owain broke through into the first team last season at just 16 years old. Having spent half of last season with Llanfair, Sion Emlyn made the switch to Llangefni Town Reserves.

The defender, said to have had a ‘very positive influence’ on that squad, was a huge part of the side that reached its first cup final (LockStock Fireworks Challenge Cup) last season (although it was unfortunately never played due to Covid-19) and his further importance to the side was highlighted when he was appointed club captain recently.

As mentioned above, Sion Emlyn’s brother Owain (below) established himself as a starting eleven player in the Anglesey League for Llanfairpwll last season.

PIC: Darren Jones.

At just 16 years old, the full-back proved to be one of the brightest young talents in the division and made it into my Anglesey League Team of the Season following a string of brilliant performances during a season in which he also netted five goals for the club.

Both Sion Emlyn and Owain played alongside one another for Llanfair early on last season, but have also faced off previously when Llanfairpwll (who Owain played for) faced off against Bangor Uni’s Cymric side (who Sion Emlyn plays for) in a pre-season friendly – as the cover photo of this article shows.

The pair are two of the most talented defenders around in the lower leagues of North Wales at this moment in time in my opinion and never stop working hard for their respective clubs.

Two fantastic young players and two genuinely nice lads off the field also, they both have great potential and bright futures ahead in the game I’m sure.

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