Under 16 Integration
We are pleased to see that last season’s Under 16 boys team have made the step up into our Under 19 / Senior set up going into next season, this has been a long time coming, years overdue!
Indeed, the retention of these players has enabled us to enter a new Under 19 team into the Flintshire Youth League for next season, and this is something which we are extremely proud of. This is the first time the Club has provided a pathway for an outgoing Under 16 boys teams to continue to play football at the Club, and will hopefully be the stepping stone needed for our young players to successfully move from Junior to Senior football.
We had a number of our Under 16 players training with our Senior squad last season and we’re looking forward to working with them all over the coming season, providing them with an opportunity to continue their development with us and hopefully we will see them all represent our First and Reserve Team squads over the course of the season ahead.
To keep things simple, as Coaching Staff, we have retained all those players who we wished to retain and have added three players to our squad.
We are pleased to announce that midfielder Lewis Cunliffe has returned to the Club, Lewis started the season with us last season and we were sorry to see him leave, Lewis’ circumstances are now different and we hope to have him with us for a bit longer this time around!
Also joining the Club are forwards Sam Spridgeon, most recently of Oswestry Town, and Pat Hinchcliffe, most recently of Denbigh Town. We’re pleased to have been able to add both of these players to our squad, both will add competition to our squad on a footballing front, and most importantly are great people. Pat is the nephew of our former player and Cymru Alliance-winning Geoff Hinchcliffe, who I know is fondly remembered by many of our long-standing loyal support!