PICTURE by Wynne Evans shows Aberffraw FC midfielder Iolo Jones in his Bulls days.
THE 21/22 season may have now started but the signings continue to be made by clubs across the region.
Here’s a round-up of the ones I haven’t yet covered on here …
One signing that, admittedly passed me by was Aberffraw’s capture of former Trearddur Bay Bulls captain Iolo Jones (below).
The talented midfielder spent more than a decade with the Bulls, winning countless silverware including the Anglesey League title in 2018/19.
He’s a player who possesses fantastic vision, has a great eye for goal and always gives 110% in the middle of the park.
Aberffraw have also added former Llangefni Town Reserves manager Gafyn Buckland to their playing squad, as well as former Porthmadog Reserves player Tomos ‘Slater’ Hughes.
Bodedern Athletic have signed attacker Darren Lewthwaite from Gaerwen.
After brief spells with Aberffraw and Glantraeth, as well as a return to former club Gaerwen, the pact attacker (below) now arrives at Boded.
His best season to date came in 2015/16, where he hit a combined total of 20 goals for Gaerwen (11) and Menai Tigers (9).
The 32-year-old is a fantastic option for Ricky Williams’ side who already have Asa Thomas and Marc Evans in their attacking ranks.
Former Arriva Bangor full back Ben Roberts (below) has returned to Glantraeth who he previously enjoyed great success with.
A pacy and powerful player, he has always been one of the best around in his position. He was previously part of the Glan side who won silverware at Welsh Alliance level.
Also joining Glantraeth for 21/22 is midfielder Jordie Lees.
A dynamic middle man who never stops running and fighting for that ball, he has previously been with the likes of Valley Athletic and Holyhead Town.
Pentraeth have signed young attacker Leon Owen, who was previously with Ogwen Tigers in the Gwynedd League.
Leon, 20, whose younger brother Shane, 18, is on the books as a goalkeeper for Bangor City, signed for Arriva Bangor last year.
But, he recently moved to Pentraeth and marked his debut with a goal in a 3-2 defeat to Bodedern Athletic in his side’s North Wales Coast West Premier 21/22 season opener.
A player with so much talent, Leon (above in yellow) once played for Bangor City’s first team in the JD Cymru North (tier two) and still has so much left to give at such a young age.
Bethesda Athletic have signed the versatile Dan Roberts to their side. He can play as a left back or as a defensive midfielder.
Pesda boss Mark Hughes has also added former Ogwen Tigers, Arriva Bangor and Bro Goronwy winger Ally Issa (below in green) to his squad. The 18-year-old is a very pacy and skilful player and should prove to be a great attacking option to this young side.
Llangoed/Llangoed Reserves have signed Kieron Davies from Llanfairpwll.
The former Arriva midfielder, who bagged 15 goals in the club’s first season in the Anglesey League in 2017/18, is a hard-working player who can play in a number of different positions too.
He is one of many former Arriva stars to have arrived at Tyddyn Paun following The Busmen’s demise earlier this month.
Also joining Llangoed/Llangoed Reserves is former Llanfairpwll and Llandegfan defender/midfielder Dion Taylor (below on the right).
A tall and commanding player, he’ll add even more experience to the club as a player who has won silverware in the past.
AND IN OTHER TRANSFER NEWS …
Young local talent Jack Walsh has signed with Bangor City’s first team.
The local prospect (below) joins the Citizens after impressing manager Hugo Colace during his time in the U19s set-up, which earned him a call up into the senior squad.
Quickly establishing himself as a strong candidate for the first team during training sessions, Colace thrust the former Pentraeth youngster into the heart of his midfield for a number of friendlies.
Llangefni Town Reserves continue to bolster their ranks and have made a brilliant signing in the form of defender Owain Davies.
The 17-year-old enjoyed a fantastic breakthrough season for Llanfairpwll in the Anglesey League in 2019/20, scoring eight goals whilst playing as a full-back.
A quick and solid player, Owain (above) now joins brother Sion Emlyn at the Reserves.
Also signed for Llangefni Town Reserves is talented attacker Lewis Owen, who arrives at the club from Gaerwen.
The 22-year-old (below) is a forward who certainly knows where the goal is having bagged plenty in pre-season for Gaerwen. He also scored seven goals for Pentraeth Reserves in 2019/20, finishing as the club’s top scorer.
The Reserves have also signed strong midfielder Cai Evans to their ranks, as well as former Gaerwen player Ethan Jones.
As well as that, winger Luke Waller has also returned to the club after a brief spell away with Glantraeth. He scored six goals for Llangefni Reserves in 2019/20.
Holyhead Hotspur Reserves have also made some superb signings in recent weeks.
They have acquired the services of prolific goal-getter Craig Moore (below). The pacy attacker’s best season to date came when he netted 61 goals as Bryngwran Bulls won the Anglesey League in 2018/19.
He now returns to Hotspur – the club he scored double figures for between the firsts and Reserves teams in 2019/20 – after a brief spell away with Gwalchmai.
The Reserves have also signed another former Bulls star – defender John Jones. He’ll be a well recognised face to many involved in local football as he’s been one of the most reliable defenders around for a long time now despite still only being 24 years old.
Jones (below) has won countless pieces of silverware in his career to date and is a quick defender who can play anywhere across the back line.
Hotspur Reserves manager Jonny Jones has also added experienced forward Dan Owen to his side from Bodedern Athletic.
He has also signed midfielder Kyle Williams, centre back Gethin Owen and talented young goalkeeper Adam Martin to his side who will be looking to achieve great things in the FAW Reserves League when it kicks off in two weeks time.