Guilsfield

GUILSFIELD FOOTBALL CLUB – PENPICS 2017/18 SEASON

Nathan Leonard – Nathan steps up to the Player/Manager role this season. Lenny quietly goes about his work in the middle of the park but is an important member of the club.  Nathan is the son of ex-Shrewsbury Town and Cardiff City defender Carleton Leonard. Lenny rejoined the Guils in the summer of 2012 from Ellesmere Rangers. Nathan is respected in the squad and his leadership will be important this season.

Bernie Jones – Assistant. Bernie is a highly respected coach. He played for both Welshpool and Caersws in the League Of Wales as a disciplined defender. Bernie is very well regarded in Mid Wales football circles. Bernie is a fitness fanatic who loves seeing the squad suffer!

Andy Wycherley – Andy arrives on a season long loan from The New Saints. The young goalkeeper is highly regarded at his parent club, having worked his way through he TNS Academy system. Andy is an England under 18 international and has also played for the English Colleges side.

Lee Andrew – Local lad Lee signed from Llanfair Utd during last season and has provided stiff competition for the Number 1 position. Lee comes off his line well and is a good distributor from the back.

Robbie James – Rob returned to Guilsfield last season after securing promotion with Cefn Druids. This is Rob's second spell with the Guils but played only a handful of games in his first stint after a season ending injury. A composed and secure defender, Rob is a important operator at the back for the Guils.

Jack Richards – Jack is a fine left footed defender/midfielder, who enjoys joining in the attack. Jack has settled well within the squad and made over 20 appearances last season. He will only get stronger with more experience in this League.

Chris Cathrall – Chris is a consistent, combative and super-fit performer who can operate at wing back or defence. This will be Chris’ 6th season at the Guils after a spell with Ellesmere Rangers.  Cats possesses a lethal long throw and has also scored some important goals during his time with the club. Chris will be looking to play further up the field this season and his runs will be a threat for the opposition.

Louis Irvine – Louis arrive at Guilsfield last season after making an impact in pre-season. Louis plays an important role and his close control and strength will impress many this season. He can play down the flank or through the middle of the park.

Jake Cook – Jake returned to the club last season after a brief spell at Airbus UK. Jake is an extremely skilful player, who enjoys taking on defenders. He will be looking for an injury-free campaign this season. He is a former member of the Stoke City youth system.

Curtis Weetman – Curtis comes to Guilsfield looking to gain experience. He is a composed defender, who enjoys playing the ball fromt eh back. Curtis is also linked with the TNS youth system.

Callum Bromley – Callum returned to the Guils in February 2013 after a couple of seasons with Shawbury Utd.  He is a dependable defender  with over 20 appearances last year. Cal is one of the core of players who gives consistent performances for the Guils over the years.

Gareth Jones – A village lad who is an all-action midfielder with a great engine. Gareth has captained Wales Schoolboys at U-18 level and was in the Wales U-16 side that finished Runners Up in the Victory Shield. His former clubs include Welshpool Town and UWIC. Gareth loves to make deep runs into the box. Club Captain.

Andy Ford –  Andy can play at the centre of the defence or in midfield, so again his flexibility will be vital during the season. A very committed, consistent and combative performer who gives a great deal of bite to the midfield. Fordy is in his 5th season with Guilsfield.

Mark Davies – Village lad Mark has played for Guilsfield through the junior ranks to the first team. A left footed player who became the first member of the TNS academy side to sign professional forms during the summer of 2006.  Mark rejoined his home village in November 2009 after a spell coaching in the USA. Previously, Mark made 44 Welsh Premier appearances in total for TNS, Caersws and Newtown. Mark runs his own fitness company.

Adam Jenkins – Adam is a nimble forward with good feet. He spent a couple of seasons with Ruthin Town and Caersws  before having a stint of coaching in America. Adam will be looking to continue scoring the goals at Guilsfield. Last season’s top scorer at the club.

Asa Hamilton – A new signing for the Guils. Asa comes with a growing reputation for finding the back of the net. A good pre-season has the fans looking forward to the front runner being amongst the goals this season. Former clubs include Airbus, Porthmadog, Rhayder and Buckley.

Iwan Matthews – Iwan has been on Guilsfield’s radar for some time with the ex-Llanrhaeadr YM striker always at the top of the Mid Wales scoring charts. He is a sharp operator up front and will provide extra ammunition for our attacking threat.

Stuart Rogers – Stuart came from Porthmadog FC and has also played for Tywyn/Bryncrug and Bartmouth & Dyffryn. He is a neat and composed midfielder with good passing ability. He also enjoys getting forward to support the front line. Stuart is well respected by the squad for his commitment to the cause.