Stuart was a rock in the Centre of Defence last season as the Black and Greens managed an excellent fourth placed finish. Coveted by many, Stuart received six nominations from rival Managers for last year's WPL Team of the Season, and his retention is a major boost to Manager Ian Hughes as he plans for the 2015/6 season.
Based in Borth, Stuart Jones signed for his local Welsh Premier League club in May 2012, and took on the role of Club Development Officer alongside his playing duties. Stuart began his career at Swansea City, and although he made over 30 appearances for the Swans between 2003 and 2005, moved on at the end of the 2004/05 season. Llanelli made no hesitation in making Stuart their first full time signing for over 50 years, and over the next 7 years made almost 200 appearances for the side and in that time at the club won the League, League Cup and Welsh Cup and qualified for Europe on several occasions. Stuart has also earned caps for both the Wales Under 21’s and the Welsh Semi Pro squads, and has been named in the Welsh Premier Team of the Year on no less than 4 occasions.
Since joining Aber three seasons ago Stuart has made 90 appearances in Black and Green, scoring six times including a vital header at TNS towards the end of the season. Overall he has made 288 WPL appearances, scoring 20 goals. It is telling, and quite remarkable that none of these appearances have been as a substitute.
More signings are in hand and will be announced in the near future.