Flint Town United

Nik Lee-Bulmer (Goalkeeper):
Close season signing from Mossley. Spent 5 years at Man United from the age of 11 before moving to QPR. Other clubs include Hayes & Yeading, Airbus, Rhyl and Connah’s Quay.  Has been blighted by injuries in recent seasons, but hopefully is now over them.

Ieuan Hewitt (Right Back): age 24
Ht 6-00 A local lad who was one of Flint’s most consistent performers last season, picking up both the Players’ Player and Committee’s Player of the Season awards.

Phil Doran (Left Back):
Now in his second spell with the club, having played here during season 2015/16. Has a penchant for going on mazy runs, and loves scoring spectacular long-range goals

Stefan Halewood (Centre Back):
A close season capture from Rhyl, returning to the club where he began his senior career under Flint’s then manager Paul Davies. Was captain of the Lilywhites and is widely regarded as one of the best centre halves at this level of football.

Jack Pickering (Defender):
 A no nonsense, versatile defender who played under coach Aden Shannon at Blacon Youth Club.

Joel Haack (Centre Back): 
6’ 5” tall. Joel is an Australian who impressed for Buckley Town last season in the centre of their defence.

Mark Cadwallader (Midfield):
“Caddy” joined last season. He had previously played for Rhyl for four seasons, before suffering a serious injury. Having now fully recuperated, he should prove an instrumental presence in the side. He graduated through Chester City’s youth system before having spells at Bangor and Connah’s Quay, prior to joining Airbus in 2008.

Luke Tyson (Midfield):
Local lad who has electrifying pace and a quality touch on the ball.

Joe Palmer (Midfield): 
Signed for the club's Academy three seasons ago from Hawarden Rangers. Last season he established himself as a regular member of the 1st team squad, making 19 apps.

Levi Mackin (Midfield):
Chester born Levi has represented Wales at U17 and U21 level.  He started his career at Wrexham in their youth system and progressed into the first team, gaining football league experience. Has also appeared twice in finals at Wembley for York City: the 2009 FA Trophy final and the 2010 Conference Premier play off final. Favours a central or defensive midfield role.

Richie Foulkes (Midfield/Forward):
Was part of the reformed Chester FC team, having moved from Cammel Laid. Despite regularly being deployed in a midfield role, he finished last season on 15 goals, and joint top scorer.

Matty Woodward (Defender):
Vastly experienced reliable defender whose previous clubs include Airbus, Chester, Rhyl, Bangor City & Runcorn Town.

Andrew Brown (Forward):
Successfully converted into a centre forward from a left sided defender last season. Has also played for Conwy Boro’ and Heswall.

Carl Rodgers (Midfield):
"Bruno", started his career at Chester City before moving to Caernarfon Town. After a brief spell at TNS he joined Colwyn Bay, where he caught the eye with some impressive performances, leading to AFC Telford United coming in for him in 2006. At Telford, Rodgers helped them to two promotions from the Evostik Premier to Conference National, going on to become their longest serving player. Last season, he joined Runcorn Town, for whom he made 34 appearances.

Kyle Smyth (Forward):
age 22, Ht 5-11 Signed from Capenhurst Villa in August 2015. Has great pace and good finishing skills. Was joint top scorer last season with 15 goals in all competitions.

James Hooper (Forward)
age 22. Now in his second season with the club, having joined from Maghull. Has a terrific turn of pace and a good eye for goal and was joint top goalscorer last season.

Shaun Beck (Forward)
Local lad who is now in the vintage stage of his career. Spent most of his footballing life with his home town club, scoring countless goals in the process. Rejoined last season after having a spell playing for his brother, Scott, at Greenfield FC.

Wayne Riley (Central Midfield) Previous clubs: Northwich Victoria, Hednesford, Chester, Airbus, Droylsden Biography: Wayne came through the ranks at Northwich Victoria, scoring the winning goal in an FA Cup tie against Charlton Athletic in 2009.

He scored 38 times in 155 games for Vics but followed manager Andy Preece to Airbus in summer 2012. Riley netted 12 goals in 29 starts, ending the season as the Wingmakers top scorer, before switching to Hednesford in the Conference North. He moved from there to Chester, but found his opportunities limited with the Deva outfit, and re-joined Airbus. He has recently been playing for Droylsden, and joins Flint from them.

Chris Budrys (Centre Forward) Previous clubs: Belper Town, Leek Town, Airbus, Northwich Victoria, Stafford Rangers, Newcastle Town, Queen of the South. Biography: Excellent target man, who enjoyed considerable success with Airbus at Welsh Premier league level. Scots born Chris started his career at Queen of the South, and has had spells with Newcastle Town, Stafford Rangers, Northwich Victoria, and more recently Leek Town and Belper Town, from whom he has joined Flint.

Alan Bull (Striker) Previous clubs: Denbigh Town, Llandudno, Buckley Town, Bangor City, Connah's Quay, Cefn Druids, Conwy Borough, Holywell Town Biography: Vastly experienced and prolific striker at Cymru Alliance level, who also has European football experience from his spell with Bangor

Johnny Hill (Player/Coach):
Now in his 11th season with the club, having joined from Rhydymwyn. Over the last couple of seasons he has moved more into the coaching side of the game.

Aden Shannon (Head Coach)
Now a UEFA ‘B’ licence holder, Aden was a prolific goalscorer in his playing days, and has also managed Conwy Borough for whom he also played. Other former clubs include Welshpool, Cefn Druids and Connah’s Quay.

Paul McAdam (Goalkeeping Coach)
“Macca” is the longest serving of Flint’s backroom staff having joined the coaching set up during Paul Davies’ time as manager