Aberystwyth Town are delighted to announce the signing of Louis Bradford on a permanent deal from league leaders The New Saints. Following two-and-a-half seasons as a Black & Green loanee, Louis makes it official to remain at Park Avenue!
Wolverhampton-born Louis joined TNS Academy at U15 level following time with Shrewsbury Town Academy in his youth. Progressing through the Saints Academy, Louis impressed at Park Hall to earn a move within the JD Cymru Premier at 18-years-old to gain valuable senior minutes, joining Town in September 2020.
Making 26 appearances and scoring twice in his first season, Louis was an impact-maker from the start and flashed his versatility as both a central and right-sided defender.
Returning on Deadline Day for the 2021/22 season, Louis was again an integral piece in the Black & Green puzzle as he made a further 30 appearances and scored four across all competitions - including a crucial winning goal away at Haverfordwest County in April 2022 with Town later maintaining their Top-Flight status for a 30th consecutive year away at Barry Town.
Louis made it a third season in Ceredigion this past August, joining again on an initial 6-month loan. To date, he has made 19 appearances across all competitions and netted a further three - including the winning goal in Town's 2-1 win over Airbus UK in September - and is a regular standout as a centrepiece of the Town backline.
Turning just 21-years-old next month, Louis has already amassed 76 appearances and 9 goals in Black & Green over two-and-a-half years. Now making a permanent switch, Louis' Seaside adventure goes on!
Croeso nol, Bradders! / Welcome back, Bradders!
Female footballers with dreams of playing at the highest level have a great opportunity to compete in Wales's top flight and pursue a university degree.
Aberystwyth Town Women are once again partnering with Aberystwyth University to offer a scholarship - enabling talented female players to study, train and play in the Genero Adran Premier.
First-team goalkeeper and Wales U19 international Elen Valentine is the first woman on the programme, taking up her place to study sport science in 2022
And she urges any other woman with big football ambitions to get their application in.
It's time for episode eight of Aber Town Women Q&A with long-serving Aber stalwart... Ffiona Evans.