Aberystwyth Town FC are delighted to announce the arrival of Central Midfielder Jamie Veale, who left Merthyr Town at the end of last season.
23 year old Veale is a tenacious midfield player who joined Cardiff City at a young age and worked his way through the Academy. He signed a professional contract at the age of 17, and spent four years as a professional, captaining Cardiff City’s Under-23 team before moving to his hometown Club Merthyr in January 2019. He is a creative player through the middle who is quick to do his defensive duties when needed, and also has a knack for scoring special strikes.
Jamie told atfc.org.uk this afternoon: “I am delighted to join the Club. After a great chat with the Manager his ambition was clear, which was a key factor in me joining the Club. I look forward to meeting all the boys and getting Pre season going, and hopefully achieving great things this coming season.”
Talented Veale potentially has a very bright future in the Cymru Premier and everyone at Aberystwyth Town FC welcomes him to Park Avenue.
Aberystwyth Town is pleased to announce the return of Jack Rimmer, who will rejoin the Black and Greens after an eighteen month spell at Penrhyncoch.
Academy Product Jack first joined the First Team Squad for 2015/16. A former pupil at Ysgol Gyfun Penweddig, he has an impeccable sporting background, having been invited to join Liverpool's Academy at age 10, Birmingham City's Academy at 11, and having trials at Stoke City at 14. He started playing for Padarn United before joining the very successful Aber United team, winning the Ian Rush Super Cup Under 11 age group in 2009, and finishing as runners up in 2010. Jack represented Central Wales in the Cymru Cup of 2013 and the Welsh National/Regional Development Squads in 2012 and 2013. He has also played for Penweddig and Ceredigion Schools throughout his School Years, and played for Central Wales Boys 2014 and again in 2015 where Jack captained the side.
Jack, previously a Midfielder but more recently deployed at Right Back for Penrhyn, was part of Aberystwyth Town's Academy sides from the Under 12 Age Group onwards and was in the side that reached the Welsh Final in 2012. He is also an accomplished golfer, as part of the Dyfed team that won Welsh schools championship 2014, and has represented Ceredigion Schools Athletics Squads several times in the 100m and 400m sprints.
Jack, now aged 21, captained the Aber Town Under 19s side which won the Welsh Premier Development League twice in a row, scoring the winning goal in the Final against TNS in 2017/8.
He told atfc.org.uk this afternoon: "I'm really excited to get going, whenever the season starts again, hopefully not too far into the future! I'm also looking forward to meeting the boys and to start pre season as we mean to go on. I think we're going to surprise a few teams!"
After a spell in the Cymru North Jack now returns to the Cymru Premier and everyone at Park Avenue welcomes him back on board.
Aberystwyth Town FC are delighted to announce the recruitment of local boy Harri Rowe.
19 year old Harri returns to the Club after 18 months with Haverfordwest County in the Cymru South. A left sided defender or midfielder, Harri developed through the Club’s Academy to become one of the stand out players in Aberystwyth Town’s all conquering Under 19s side which won the Welsh Premier Development League two seasons running, in 2017/8 and 2018/19.
He played for Shrewsbury Town’s Academy side for four years before returning to the Black and Greens set up, and has also represented Welsh Schoolboys and Welsh Academy select sides.
Harri has remained closely involved at Park Avenue during his time with the Bluebirds and is also an Academy Coach at the Club.
He told atfc.org.uk this afternoon: “I am delighted to be rejoining my hometown club. I had a great experience going away and playing at Haverfordwest, and now I can’t wait to be back at Park Avenue in an Aber shirt playing in the Cymru Premier.”
Everyone at Park Avenue welcomes Harri back to the First Team set up as Aber’s recruitment of local talent continues.
Aberystwyth Town are delighted to announce that young starlet Lee Jenkins signed a one year contract extension with the Black and Greens, and will remain at Park Avenue for the 2020/21 season.
At just 18 years of age, Lee is one of the club’s most promising talents, and has already made 39 Cymru Premier appearances since making his full JD Welsh Premier League debut in Town’s home victory against Llandudno in August 2018. He has also scored one goal, and what a legendary strike it was, as the Aberaeron based Centre Back sneaked in at the back post to get the goal which beat Champions TNS in November 2018.
Lee played a pivotal role as Captain of Bari Morgan's Under 19's double-winning squad in seasons 2017/18 and 2018/19 and produced a number of impressive performances for Aber's development sides in recent seasons. Lee stands at 6 feet tall, and is a no-nonsense defender with a physical presence who also possesses the technical ability to play the ball to feet. He was selected to play for Wales' u18 School Boys side in 2017/8, where he excelled in the central defensive position against old enemy England.
Arguably Aberystwyth Town’s stand out player of the past season, Lee was selected for the Welsh Semi Pro squad due to face England at Caernarfon in March, a match that sadly never took place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lee told atfc.org.uk this evening: “It’s great to be able to play with my local Club in the Cymru Prem for another season. I can’t wait to get going again and to meet the new squad that’s being built. I’m looking forward to the challenges ahead this season and help achieve our target of Top Six!”.
Croeso nol Lee – rwyt ti’n llawer gwell na gweddol! Welcome back Lee – always better than average!
Greetings to all during these difficult times. We hope that all our followers are keeping well, staying safe and looking forward to some form of normality resuming soon.
With the Cymru Premier League in lockdown and the 2019/20 season cut short, as a Club we are trying our best to keep our fans and supporters up to date with recent developments. As you can see we have been very busy in terms of recruitment for the coming season (when it starts!) Our management team of Gavin Allen, Antonio Corbisiero, Bari Morgan along with Mathew Bishop have all been working hard behind the scenes talking to new recruits as well as securing the talented players from our current squad.
This new management team is a step in the right direction for us as a Club, as we have had no major local representation in our coaching ranks for many years. The Club is extremely happy with this promising situation, as it puts us in a stronger position to be aware of local talent in the area. Anyone good enough to play in the Cymru Premier League who wants to get involved, will be given the opportunity to play following our Club plan to play as many local players as possible.
Through the Development and Academy structure from Under 8’s right up to the Under 19s, our Managers will be identifying players early to ensure that they progress eventually to the First Team. We also intend to further strengthen our relationships with strong local clubs, specifically including Penrhyncoch following the appointments of Anuerin Thomas and Sion James.
With some of Gavin’s recent signings, and more to come we strive to give our Green Army a team they can recognise as their own; with honest, hard working and skilful players who are happy and proud to wear the shirt. We look forward to seeing you all at the Aberystwyth University Stadium (Park Avenue) very soon.
Aberystwyth Town FC Board of Directors
Aberystwyth Town are delighted to announce the arrival of Centre Back Sam Barnes, who joins from Widnes FC of the Northern Premier League.
28 year old Sam began his career with Liverpool Schoolboys before joining Stockport County, and he made his debut for the Hatters in League One at the age of 18, before going on to train with Manchester United.
Barnes then moved to Hednesford Town, with whom he won the Evo Stick Play Offs, before joining to Colwyn Bay where he was Club Captain for three years. he then moved to Bangor City before entering the Cymru Premier arena with Newtown, whom he helped to a Top Six finish.
Sam left Newtown in January and most recently played for Widnes, before agreeing terms to join the Seasiders for the 2020/21 season. He has also played for Northwich Victoria, Marine and Glossop North End.
Sam told atfc.org.uk: "I am really excited to join Aberystwyth. I came close to joining in January, so I'm glad to get it over the line, and try to help the club reach the Top 6. With the squad being built by the Management, we have every chance".
Everyone at Aberystwyth Town FC welcomes Sam to Park Avenue, as Manager Gavin Allen's squad takes shape.