Atfc.org.uk can confirm the departure of Club Legend Sion James after 356 WPL appearances, and 3 goals over the past 12 seasons.
Penrhyncoch born and bred, Sion was the longest serving player at the club, and has been an integral part of the First Team Squad over a decade. He began his career at Aberystwyth in 2000, then spent time at Carmarthen Town, Barry Town and Penrhyncoch before returning to Park Avenue in 2004 to cement his place in the first team. He has gone on to play at least 25 games each season since then.
Hugely popular with the Green Army fan base after twelve years' loyal service to the Club, Sion James was almost an ever present last season, and scored his last goal for Town with a vital headed winner against Newtown in Aber's first ever Top Six game in January 2015.
Happy to play where needed, Sion has covered a variety of positions across the back and midfield, but has made most of his starts as a centre back. Sion won Supporters and Players Player of the Year in season 2009/10, and ends his WPL Career on 356 Appearances (all but 4 for the Black and Greens), and 3 goals.
Sion represented the Club in the 2014 UEFA Europa League, in two Welsh Cup Finals (2009 and 2014) - but his favourite moment was surely scoring a back post header against his beloved Liverpool in a pre season friendly in 2009 (please see photo, right).
Sion announced his departure via twitter last night, saying "After 12 amazing years @AberystwythTown I've decided to move on. Thank you to players, staff and fans for everything. Emotional but so proud."
Town Manager Matthew Bishop said: "Sion deserves a massive amount of credit for his long service to the Club."
Everyone at Aberystwyth Town FC would like to join its supporters in thanking Sion for the dedication and professionalism he has displayed giving tremendous service to the Club over the past 12 seasons, and wish him the best of luck in his future career.
Pob hwyl Sion - cei di groeso twymgalon nol i'r Clwb unrhyw bryd.