Holywell Town

Shaun Pearson

Llandudno born Goalkeeper Pearson has Welsh Premier League experience having played for Airbus during last season’s campaign.  Pearson signed for the Wingmakers from Colwyn Bay.  He started his playing career at Llangefni Town, before signing for Barrow in the summer of 2010, making a number of apperances for the Bluebirds before being released to spend a season in Australia.  Pearson will add experience to the squad and is a commanding figure amongst the backline.

Jonathon Jones

Jonathon signed for the Wellmen from Cheshire side Winsford United.  Now in his third season at Halkyn Road, Jones is a tall centre back and has strengthened the back line since his addition to the squad and is a firm favourite amongst the fans.

Gareth Sudlow

Experienced defender Sudlow signed for the Wellmen in the summer of 2016.  His previous clubs Include Conwy United, Caersws, Airbus, TNS and Wrexham.  Centre Back Sudlow’s experience is a big boost to the Wellmen. 

Matty Harvey

Harvey returned to the Wellmen’s back four last season, after a season away from the game.  Prior to that, Harvey had a successful season for the Wellmen, helping the club being crowned Welsh Alliance League Champions.  His tall, strong presence adds strength to the back four and Harvey will score his fair share of goals when in the opponent’s penalty area for set pieces.

Dafydd Griffith

Griffith returns to the club after a season away from the game.  Griffith will forever be remembered for scoring the winning goal to put the Wellmen in the Semi Final of the Welsh Cup back in 2013/14.  His height and strength makes it difficult for attackers to get past and will form a good partnership in the back with the other defenders.

Steve Thomas

Club Captain Thomas has become a firm favourite amongst the Holywell Town Supporters, having played at the club for the majority of his playing career.  Thomas was voted HGA Player of the Season last season, which demonstrates the quality that he brings to the team.  Thomas used to play upfront or on the wing, but has now established himself as Town’s left back, and despite playing at the back, gets his fair share of goals for the side.  Thomas was also voted Player’s player and Supporters Player of the Season in last years end of season awards ceremony. 

Matthew Kendrick

Kendrick signed for the Wellmen close to the end of last season, and in the couple of games he played before getting injured, he demonstrated what he can bring to the team.  Kendrick was voted Managers Player of the Year for his performances during last season.

Ryan Davidson

Ryan signed for the club a couple of seasons ago from Buckley Town.  He also has experience of playing at a higher level having played for Chester City.  Ryan had a spell on the side-lines last season through injury but is back to full fitness ahead of the forthcoming season. 

Danny Desormeaux

The Wellmen welcome experienced Desormeaux to Halkyn Road after his signing from playing local football in Chester last season, and will be a great asset to the side this season.  Danny started his career with Christleton, before signing for Cefn Druids.  He then moved to Newtown before returning to his hometown club of Christleton.  After a year in Australia, Desormeaux joined Rhyl and was a part of their UEFA Cup squad in 2007 before signing for Airbus UK.  He had a short spell at Cammell Laird before moving to Conwy United, then returned to the Welsh Premier League with a spell at Connah’s Quay Nomads. 

Graeme Williams

Signed a few seasons ago from neighbours Greenfield, Graeme has made some impressive displays for the Wellmen and is a firm favourite amongst the supporters.  He commands the midfield and has an eye for goal, scoring many an important goals during his spell at the club.

Paul D Williams

Williams returned to the club a couple of seasons ago after a short spell at Greenfield.  Once on the books at Wrexham, Williams experience is a big boost to the Wellmen, and Williams gives 100% in every game he plays for the club and commands the midfield area well.  Was voted Committee’s player of the season after his impressive displays for the club during the 2016/17 season.

Shaun Tuck

Signed for the Club last season from AFC Liverpool and was soon amongst the goals.  Tuck scored a hat trick against Buckley Town on his debut and soon became a fans favourite.  Top scorer for the Wellmen last season, Tuck will once again be amongst the goals and will be once again be a constant threat going forward for the Wellmen.

Steve Lewis

Lewis returns to Halkyn Road looking to emulate his short spell previously with the club.  Lewis, nicknamed ‘The Beast’, scored many goals for the Wellmen at the beginning of the 2015/16 season, drawing the attention of many clubs before he signed for Welsh Premier League side Bangor City during the January transfer window.  Now back at the club, Lewis hopes once again be amongst the goals and will be a major threat for defenders when attacking their goal.

Phil Lloyd

Lloyd signed for the club from neighbours Flint Town United, and has become a firm favourite amongst the supporters with his displays for the club over the years.   Lloyd, a member of the Welsh Alliance League Winning side, scored many an important goal for the Wellmen over the past few seasons, and his confidence in front of goal will again see him score goals for the Club.

Sam Jones

Fans Favourite Jones returns to the club after a season away from the game.  Jones returns looking to emulate his last spell at the club, especially the season where we won the Welsh Alliance League as Jones scored an impressive number goals for the club on the way to clinching the title, as well as the FAW Trophy and Cookson Cup.  Jones impressive displays for the Wellmen saw him sign for Welsh Premier League side Bangor City during the summer of 2015, but picked up an injury before making his debut with the club.  Jones’ power and eye for goal sees him a constant threat for defenders, and yet again will see him regularly on the scoresheet during the season ahead.  

Jamie McDaid

McDaid re-signs for the club after signing from Porthmadog during last season.  Known throughout North Wales for his football, McDaid’s signature for the forthcoming season is a massive boost for the Wellmen, after he scored 8 goals for the Wellmen last season in just 13 games.   Having previously played for Porthmadog, Caernarfon Town, Bangor City and Holyhead Hotspur, McDaid’s experience will be a great boost for the club for the forthcoming season.

Brady McGilloway                                                                                                                                                     

Brady made his debut for the Wellmen a couple of seasons ago after impressing for the Reserves.  18 year old McGilloway signed for the Wellmen after being released by Stoke City.  Still only young, McGilloway has a massive future in the game and his impressive displays will once again make him an important member of the Squad.

Jack Pennington

Jack made his debut last season after his standing out performances for the Reserves side.  He broke into the 1st team squad at the latter end of last season and his performances won rave reviews, and was literally ever present during the last few weeks of the season.  So much so, his performances saw him pick up the Young Player of the Year award at the Club’s presentation night.   His performances in the middle of the park shows maturity beyond his years and Pennington will have a huge future in the game.

Darren Gowans

Signed this season from Welsh Alliance Champions Glantraeth.  Darren was a part of Glantraeth’s team which won the Cymru Alliance in 2006.  Has also played for Bangor City, Bethesda, Llangefni Town and Porthmadog.  Darren is quick and robust on the ball and has a fierce shot with an eye for goal.

Player / Manager:  John Haseldin

Once again, this season’s player manager, John is an experienced midfielder who has captained Holywell Town and Flint Town United during his spells playing in the Cymru Alliance. He re-joined the Wellmen a few seasons ago after spells at Rhydymwyn and Greenfield FC.  Strong in the air and has an eye for goal, John made the step up to the Managerial Position and is well respected in the local football circle.

Assistant Manager: Chris Boulton

Chris played for Holywell over a number of years and after finishing his playing career, concentrated on coaching Flintshire Schoolboys Football Side.  Once the opportunity arose to be Haseldin’s Assistant, Chris jumped at the chance to be in the dugout in senior football and this season will see his second season in the dugout.

Coach:  Andy Lewis 

Andy joined the club a couple of seasons ago and came here with John James from Denbigh Town.   Andy is a qualified coach and he has brought a lot of fun to his coaching sessions and his knowledge of the local football scene has proved a great asset to the club.  Now working for the FAW, his experience will once again be beneficial for the Wellmen for the forthcoming season.

Physio: Ray Williams

Ray returned to Holywell Town as club physio a few seasons ago after a few years out of the game.  Ray was at the club when we were founder members of the League of Wales and is an excellent addition to the Club with his knowledge