Aberystwyth Town FC are delighted to announce their first new arrival of the season, as Wales Under 21 International Owain Jones moves to Park Avenue.
23 year old Welsh speaker Owain, who features as a winger or a striker, was born in Swansea and played junior football for Pontardawe Town Juniors AFC before signing for Swansea City at the age of 10.
Jones scored 16 goals in 20 appearances for Swansea City’s U18s team and was offered his first professional contract in 2014. Owain was named as Swansea City Under 18s Player of the Year in 2014-15. In January 2017, Jones signed for Yeovil Town on loan and made his English Football League debut for Yeovil against Hartlepool United, on 4 February 2017.
Owain then moved from Swansea to Merthyr Town, had a spell with National league North side Nuneaton Borough and was loaned back to Merthyr Town in September 2018, where he scored 8 goals from 57 appearances.
On the International field Jones has represented Wales at U16 level at a triangular tournament in Belgium involving the hosts, Wales and Switzerland. In 2012–13 he was called up into the Wales U17 squad in the European Championship Qualification Group stage against England, Northern Ireland and Estonia.
Jones was selected for the Wales U19s squad the following season for their European Championship Qualification Group stage in Georgia scoring the first goal in a 6–0 victory in their final game against Moldova - a win which ensured qualification for the Elite Round in Portugal where Jones made 2 further appearances. In 2014–15, Jones was again selected for the U19s quad U19 European Championship Qualification Group campaign and started in all 3 games in Portugal.
Still aged 18, Jones was called into the U21 squad for the European Championship fixture against Bulgaria at the Cardiff City Stadium on 31 March 2015. He was an unused substitute in a 3–1 win. Later in the qualification campaign, Jones made his debut in a 2–1 win over Armenia.
Owain told atfc.org.uk this morning: "I am really excited to make the move to Aberystwyth. After some great conversations with Gav and Baz over the last year I feel that this is the right move for me. I can’t wait to get going when it’s safe to do so.’
Everyone at Park Avenue welcomes to Aberystwyth Town and we look forward to an excellent season together. Croeso Owain!