Gresford Athletic









 
Clappers Lane
  Gresford
  Wrexham
  LL12

  Manager

   Ed Maurice Jones
 
Secretary
  


 
On the A483 between Wrexham and Chester follow signs for Gresford.  In the village follow signs or directions to the Community Centre.  The football pitch is adjacent to the centre which is to the west of the main road (old A483) was it passes through the village.
   Parking on the field adjacent to the pitch is via Clappers Lane which is on the Wrexham side of the village.

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Gresford Athletic  History & Honours
    Since relegation from the Cymru Alliance in 1995 Gresford Athletic have gone from nearly folding to the Welsh National Premier league champions and promotion back to the Alliance.
    Founder members of the CA in 1990-91, but relegated in 1994 Gresford won the Welsh National Premier Division in 1997.  In 1996-97 Gresford had won both the Premier League and Third Division of the Welsh National. They had three teams, First, Reserves and Colts. For season 1997 the Colts team was dropped and with the remaining two teams in place the new committee set about making the club viable.
   Local businessman Geoff Taylor became chairman, Chas Rowland returned to the club as secretary, Clive Williams, Roger Taylor, John Purdie became committee members, joining Ron Henessey who had stayed with the club through thick and thin.  Dai Richards and Rob Ackerly took over the first team with Alan Jones and Ron Roden managing the Reserves.
   Season 2000/1 was one of the best in Gresford’s history winning the Welsh National Premier League and reaching the final for the first time of the FAW Trophy under the management of Alan Jones, Ady Roberts and Mark Evans. Off the field the club had a hard working committee of twelve men who should take a lot of praise in turning the club round from the dark days of not so long ago.
   The clubs playing record for the 2000-01 season reads :- Welsh National Premier League Champions, FAW Trophy Finalists, NE Wales Challenge Cup quarter finalists.
   Ground improvements are well under way with a new seated enclosure, two new dugouts the pitch has never looked better and the New Village Trust hall which houses the changing rooms probably the best in the area.
   In the 2000-01 season Phil Jones finished top scorer. Russell Pritchard made most appearances and Gareth Rowland was voted player of the season and the matchday programme was voted best in the Welsh National by the Wirral programme collectors.
   The 2001-02 haul of 37 points was a best yet at CA level which merited a highest ever finishing position of 11th which was improved upon in 2004-05 with 50 points and an 8th place. However in 2008 Gresford were only saved from relegation by the failure of would be promoted clubs from lower leagues to meet ground criteria.
  After succumbing to relegation in 20?? Gresford regained their CA status at the end of the 2014-15 season.

 
 Gresford Athletic Playing Record 1991-2017
 
Season
Competition
Pos
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
1
1990-91
The Manweb Cymru Alliance
13th
26
4
8
14
28
53
20
2
1991-92
The Manweb Cymru Alliance
13th
30
8
6
16
34
55
30
3
1992-93
The Manweb Cymru Alliance
14th
28
6
1
21
36
116
19
4
1993-94
The Manweb Cymru Alliance
18th
34
4
5
25
36
100
17
5
1994-95
Welsh National League Premier
6th
26
11
6
9
77
47
39
6
1995-96
Welsh National League Premier 
1st
26
21
3
2
81
23
66
7
1996-97
Welsh National League Premier 
11th
26
9
0
17
56
73
27
8
1997-98
Welsh National League Premier
5th
24
11
4
9
54
36
37
9
1998-99
Welsh National League Premier
3rd
28
18
5
5
65
29
59
10
1999-00
Welsh National League Premier 
4th
30
18
7
5
81
33
61
11
2000-01
Welsh National League Premier
1st
30
21
6
3
86
34
69
12
2001-02
Huws Gray Fitlock Cymru Alliance
11th
34
10
7
17
47
59
37
13
2002-03
Huws Gray Fitlock Cymru Alliance
13th
32
8
6
18
52
64
30
14
2003-04
Huws Gray Fitlock Cymru Alliance
13th
32
10
4
18
48
64
34
15
2004-05
Huws Gray Fitlock Cymru Alliance
8th
34
15
5
14
70
62
50
16
2005-06
Huws Gray Fitlock Cymru Alliance
14th
34
9
9
16
45
64
36
17
2006-07
Huws Gray Fitlock Cymru Alliance
12th
34
12
3
19
50
64
39
18
2007-08
Huws Gray Fitlock Cymru Alliance 17th
32
4
6
22
32
72
18
19
2008-09
Huws Gray Fitlock Cymru Alliance 15th 32
7
6
19
32
63
27
20
2009-10
Huws Gray Fitlock Cymru Alliance 17th
32
5
5
22
28
87
20
21
2010-11
Welsh National League







22
2011-12
Welsh National League







23
2012-13
Welsh National League







24
2013-14
Welsh National League







25
2014-15
Welsh National League
1st
30
24
2
4
95
36
74
26
2015-16
Huws Gray Cymru Alliance 6th
30
15
4
11
45
44
49
27
2016-17
Huws Gray Cymru Alliance 3rd
30
18
2
10
67
47
56

 
 
Manager:  Steve Halliwell
   Steve stepped into the shoes of departed manager Ed Maurice Jones in November 2016, albeit initially on a temporary basis. He had previously been involved with the club's reserve side having played as a centreback for both first team and reserves over several seasons.
  After impressing in that short term opening he was appointed on a more permanent basis in December 2016.
 



UPDATED AUGUST 2017


Gresford Athletic
Player Pen Pictures 2017-18

GOALKEEPER
 Mike Platt
  A tall and experienced goalkeeper Mike joined Gresford during the autumn of 2016.
  His previous clubs include Newtown in the Welsh Premier and more recenlty Holywell Town.
Better known as "Plank" he has also played for Gresford Athletic, both in goal and in central defence.
  Has also played for Llay Welfare, Penycae and Caernarfon Town.

Dob
19
12
1987
DEFENCE
 Dean Bryan
  A defender who normally plays at full back.
Dob
00
00
1990
 Max Peate
  Max graduated through the Gresford Athletic youth system and played for the club in the Welsh National and Cymru Allaince leagues.
  Wrexham born Max has also played for Cefn Druids and Welshpool Town in the Welsh Premier, and came back to Clappers Lane during the summer of 2015 after a spell with Denbigh Town.
Dob
23
03
1989
 Adam Davies
  A left footed defender Adam began his career on The New Saints academy before moving to Cefn Druids and Penycae.
Dob
20
08
1996
 Jack Jones
  A composed defender Jack has Cymru Alliance experience with Buckley Town and Ruthin Town.
  More locally he has played for Castell Alyn Colts.
Dob
31
03
1989
 Jack Mountford
  A versatile member of the squad who can play in defence or midfield.
  Jack prevously played for Welsh National League side Lex.
Dob
26
04
1995
MIDFIELD
 Simon Smith
  A skilful left footed midfielder with an eye for goal Simon joined Gresford from Denbigh Town.
  His previous clubs include Welsh National League side Penyfford, Lex X1 and Llangollen.

Dob
25
07
1990
 Tom Freeman
  An attack minded midfielder Tom first signed for Gresford during the summer of 2016 and returned to the club in December after playing in the Cymru Alliance with Chirk AAA.
Dob
12
03
1995
 Jack Chaloner
  A skilful midfielder with a good range of passes Jack joined Gresford from Welsh National League side Brymbo during the summer of 2016,
  He has previously played in the Welsh Premier for Airbus UK and in the Cymru Alliance with Penycae.

Dob
22
08
1985
 Josh Griffiths
  Former Wrexham trainee Josh made 44 Welsh Premier appearances for Cefn Druids and Airbus before joining Conwy during the summer of 2012. Has since played for Buckley Town.
  A skilful tricky winger Josh can unhinge defences with his unpredictable running.
Dob
19
09
1991
 Gareth Williams
  Former Wrexham apprentice Gareth is an experienced member of the Gresford midfield.
  He scored six goals in 75 Welsh Premier appearances for Rhyl, Bangor City and Welshpool and has also played more locally for Cefn Druids.
Dob
30
03
1982
 Tom Wells
  A hard working midfielder Tom rejoined Gresford after a brief spell with Chirk AAAs in the Welsh National League.
Dob
10
05
1993
FORWARDS
 Owen Roberts
  A goalscoring striker Owen was leading goalscorer for Gresford during the 2014-15 season.
  His previous clubs include Llay Welfare.
Dob
08
04
1986
 Joe Williams
  A Bala based striker who spent a loan spell with Bangor City from Wrexham FC.
  Joe joined Gresford from local rivals Cefn Druids.

Dob
22
12
1996
 Aaron Edwards
  A clever, ball playing inside forward who joined Gresford from Guilsfied during the summer of 2017.
  Aaron's previous clubs include Flint Town United, Cefn Druids, Lex X1 and Rhos Aelwyd.
Dob
18
05
1990

16/16



Gresford Athletic
Player Pen Pictures 2016-17

GOALKEEPER
 Mike Platt
  A tall and experienced goalkeeper Mike joined Gresford during the autumn of 2016.
  His previous clubs include Newtown in the Welsh Premier and more recenlty Holywell Town.
Better known as "Plank" he has also played for Gresford Athletic, both in goal and in central defence.
  Has also played for Llay Welfare, Penycae and Caernarfon Town.

Dob
19
12
1987
DEFENCE
 Jamie Price
  A defender who can also act as stand in goalkeeper, Jamie played in America following his release by Wrexham FC. Closer to home has played for Ruthin Town.
Dob
04
01
1990
 Nathan Williams
  A left footed defender Nathan previously played in the Cymru Alliance with Buckley Town.
  He came through the Airbus UK academy
Dob
23
01
1998
 Max Peate
  Max graduated through the Gresford Athletic youth system and played for the club in the Welsh National and Cymru Allaince leagues.
  Wrexham born Max has also played for Cefn Druids and Welshpool Town in the Welsh Premier, and came back to Clappers Lane during the summer of 2015 after a spell with Denbigh Town.
Dob
23
03
1989
 Ben Nash
  A promising young defender Ben is on loan at Gresford from Welsh Premier club Connahs Quay.
  He previously enjoyed a loan spell with Buckley Town during the 2015-16 campaign.
  As a junior Ben played for Wrexham's centre of excellence and Mold juniors.

Dob
23
07
1998
 Jack Jones
  A composed defender Jack has Cymru Alliance experience with Buckley Town and Ruthin Town.
  More locally he has played for Castell Alyn Colts.
Dob
31
03
1989
 Graeme Sutcliffe
  A long serving clubman Graeme has progressed into the first team after playing for the reserves.
Dob
22
04
1981
 Jack Mountford
  A versatile member of the squad who can play in defence or midfield.
  Jack prevously played for Welsh National League side Lex.
Dob
26
04
1995
MIDFIELD
 Mike Latham
  An attack minded midfielder Mike made a handful of substitute appearances for Cefn Druids during their Welsh Premier days. Has also played for Penycae and Lex X1.
Dob
22
03
1990
 Tom Freeman
  An attack minded midfielder Tom first signed for Gresford during the summer of 2016 and returned to the club in December after playing in the Cymru Alliance with Chirk AAA.
Dob
12
03
1995
 Jack Chaloner
  A skilful midfielder with a good range of passes Jack joined Gresford from Welsh National League side Brymbo during the summer of 2016,
  He has previously played in the Welsh Premier for Airbus UK and in the Cymru Alliance with Penycae.

Dob
22
08
1985
 Josh Griffiths
  Former Wrexham trainee Josh made 44 Welsh Premier appearances for Cefn Druids and Airbus before joining Conwy during the summer of 2012. Has since played for Buckley Town.
  A skilful tricky winger Josh can unhinge defences with his unpredictable running.
Dob
19
09
1991
 Craig Pritchard
  An attack minded midfielder Craig joined Gresford fromWelsh Premier side Cefn Druids during September 2016.
  His previous clubs include Castell Alyn Colts and Airbus UK academy.
Dob
15
04
1997
 Tom Wells
  A hard working midfielder Tom rejoined Gresford after a brief spell with Chirk AAAs in the Welsh National League.
Dob
10
05
1993
FORWARDS
 Owen Roberts
  A goalscoring striker Owen was leading goalscorer for Gresford during the 2014-15 season.
  His previous clubs include Llay Welfare.
Dob
08
04
1986
 Jake Eyre
  A former Sheffield United trainee Jake was a regular in The Blades Under 21 side but did not feature in the first team. Was released in 2013 and joined Stocksbridge Steels before signing for Airbus and then Rhyl during the summer of 2015.
  Jake moved to Gresford during the summer of 2016.
Dob
02
11
1995
 Jake Roberts
  A young striker Jake joined Gresford during the summer of 2016 from Welsh National League side Penycae.
  He previously played for Cefn Druids and was on the academy set up at Chester FC.

Dob
06
09
1996

16/16




Gresford Athletic
Player Pen Pictures 2015-16

GOALKEEPER
 Jon Hill Dunt
  A powerful and agile goalkeeper Jon has appeared for Wales Schoolboys, Rhyl, Llandudno and Chester City as a youth.  He joined Prestatyn in August 2002 as a sixteen year old.
  Jon is a larger than life character who is well respected up and down the Welsh football scene for both his goalkeeping and personality.

Dob
13
05
1986
DEFENCE
 Jamie Price
  A defender who can also act as stand in goalkeeper, Jamie played in America following his release by Wrexham FC. Closer to home has played for Ruthin Town.
Dob
04
01
1990
 Joe Garner
  A skilful left footer who can play in defence or midfield, Joe has previoulsy played for Lex and Ruthin Town.
Dob
20
07
1987
 Max Peate
  Max graduated through the Gresford Athletic youth system and played for the club in the Welsh National and Cymru Allaince leagues.
  Wrexham born Max has also played for Cefn Druids and Welshpool Town in the Welsh Premier, and came back to Clappers Lane during the summer of 2015 after a spell with Denbigh Town.
Dob
23
03
1989
 Nathan Peate
  Nathan came through the youth system at Gresford Athletic but more recently played for Denbigh Town and Flint Town United in the Cymru Alliance.
Dob
02
05
1991
 James Jones
  A tall pacey centreback James from the Wrexham area, James is with Gresford on a season long loan from Welsh Premier side The New Saints.
Dob
13
03
1987
 Kevin Hope
  A composed left footer defender Kevin returned to Clappers Lane during the summer of 2015.
  Began his career at Shrewsbury Town and more locally has played for Llay Welfare.
Dob
29
11
1988
 Graeme Sutcliffe
  A long serving clubman Graeme has progressed into the first team after playing for the reserves.
Dob
22
04
199?
 Andy Stockton
  A left footed defender Andy is a Chester born defender or midfielder, Andy joined Gresford from Welsh Premier side Airbus UK in January 2010. He made a solitary WP appearance for The Wingmakers and featured in the Loosemores Cup side.
  He has also played more locally for Penycae and Denbigh Town.
Dob
10
12
1989
MIDFIELD
 Gareth Williams
  Former Wrexham apprentice Gareth is an experienced member of the Gresford midfield.
  He scored six goals in 75 Welsh Premier appearances for Rhyl, Bangor City and Welshpool and has also played more locally for Cefn Druids.
Dob
30
03
1982
 Simon Smith
  A skilful left footed midfielder with an eye for goal Simon joined Gresford from Denbigh Town.
  His previous clubs include Welsh National League side Penyfford, Lex X1 and Llangollen.

Dob
25
07
1990
 Josh Griffiths
  Former Wrexham trainee Josh made 44 Welsh Premier appearances for Cefn Druids and Airbus before joining Conwy during the summer of 2012. Has since played for Buckley Town.
  A skilful tricky winger Josh can unhinge defences with his unpredictable running.
Dob
19
09
1991
 Corey Smart
  Defender or midfielder Corey joined Gresford from CA rivals Buckley during the summer of 2015.
  Previously played for Welsh National League side Queens Park.
Dob
01
12
1991
 Hugh Jones
  A tough tackling midfielder Hugh began his football life on the Stoke City youth set up.
  He has since played for Gresford in several spells and is one of the most experienced members of thre squad.
Dob
06
08
1984
 Lee Phelan
  A tricky midfielder Lee has Welsh Premier experience with Cefn Druids.
  He has also played for a host of local sides including
, Gap Queens Park, Buckley, Mold, Penycae, Corwen, Llangollen, FC Cefn and Chirk AAAs.
Dob
27
08
1979
FORWARDS
 Owen Roberts
  A goalscoring striker Owen was leading goalscorer for Gresford during the 2014-15 season.
  His previous clubs include Llay Welfare.
Dob
00
00
1990
 Mike Latham
  An attack minded midfielder Mike made a handful of substitute appearances for Cefn Druids during their Welsh Premier days. Has also played for Penycae and Lex X1.
Dob
22
03
1990
 Andrew Swarbrick
  A goalscoring striker Andrew has previously played for Denbigh, Chirk AAA, Cefn Druids and Glyn Ceiriog.
  Is also a good cricketer who regularly plays for his local side Chirk.

Dob
29
10
1988

15/15



Gresford A
Pen Pictures Pen Pictures Pen Pictures 2009-10
Gareth Rowlands
Progressed through the youth team setup, made his Cymru Alliance debut at Mostyn in the 1993-4 at sixteen. Remains an agile and commanding goalkeeper.
(Dob:  01-08-1977)
Danny Brown
A promising attack minded rightback who has returned to the club after a spell with now defunct GAP Queens Park.
(Dob:  25-02-1990)
Graeme Sutcliffe
A defender who has stepped up from the club's reserves.
Darren Wallace
A former Norwich City apprentice signed during the summer of 2009, a centreback who is a good organiser at the heart of the defence.
Ben Powell
A midfielder who hails from Ellesmere Port, previously with Capenhurst Villa, Ben joined Mynydd Isa from CA rivals Llandudno during the summer of 2007 and then Gresford two years later.
(Dob:  25-02-1990)
Hugh Jones
Competitive and determined midfielder, a former Stoke City schoolboy, younger brother of Wyn.
(Dob:  06-08-1984)
Wyn Jones
Skilful winger and hard working midfielder, brother of Hugh.  Has WP experience with Caersws.  Spent two years at Liverpool FC as a youngster.
(Dob:  15-11-1979)
Shaun Williams
A promising young midfielder who broke into the side during the 2003-04 season, Shaun returned to Clappers Lane after a spell with now defunct GAP Queens Park during the summer of 2008.
(Dob:  27-05-1986)
Alun Geraint Williams
A promising young midfielder, Alun moved to Clappers Lane at the end of September 2009 from Welsh National League side Rhos Aelwyd.  His previous clubs include Castell Alyn Colts.
(Dob:  31-07-1989)
Nathan Pugh
A hard working midfielder who has progressed from the club's reserves.
Chris Broadhurst
An experienced midfielder, Chris rejoined Gresford from Overton at the end of September 2009.
(Dob:  05-02-1976)
Andy Stockton
A Chester born midfielder, Andy joined Gresford from Welsh Premier side Airbus UK in January 2010. He made a solitary WP appearance for The Wingmakers and featured in the Loosemores Cup side.
(Dob:  20-22-1989)
Mike Pugh
A promising midfielder who had youth experience with Wrexham and Crewe Alexandra, great things are expected of Mike in 2009.
Josh Russell
A promising young midfielder, Josh joined Gresford from Welsh Premier side Cefn Druids during the January 2009 transfer window.
(Dob:  15-11-1990)
Joe Garner
A promising left footed youngster who can play in midfield or attack, Joe rejoined Lex from Llangollen in August 2009 but then moved to Gresford in January 2010.
(Dob:  20-07-1987)
Einion Edwards
Einion joined Gresford in August 2009 from Wrexham junior side Venture.  He is the twin brother of TNS midfielder Aeron Edwards.
(Dob:  16-02-1988)
Simon Law
A midfielder signed from Welsh Premier side Airbus UK in November 2009, Simon previously played for Chester area side Upton AAA.
(Dob:  13-09-1986)
Lee Phelan
A skilful and well travelled midfielder, Lee has Welsh Premier experience with Cefn Druids.
(Dob:  27-08-1979)
Ross Hughes
Ross joined Gresford from local Welsh National League side Brymbo Broughton in November 2009.
(Dob:  06-02-1988)
Danny Purdie
Strong goalscoring striker, nephew of former Wrexham defender Bernard Purdie.  Has WP experience with Cefn Druids but began in football as a schoolboy on Manchester United's books.
(Dob:  16-10-1979)
Nathan Buckley
A highly promising young striker who transferred from local junior side Brickfield Rangers in November 2009, Nathan first caught the eye as a youngster with Queens Park.
(Dob:  30-03-1991)
Craig Williams
Consistent goalscorer who returned to Gresford towards the end of the 2004-05 season after travelling around Australia.  Craig has Welsh Premierhip experience with Airbus UK.
(Dob:  30-12-1979)




Gresford A
Pen Pictures Pen Pictures Pen Pictures 2008-09
Gareth Rowlands
Progressed through the youth team setup, made his Cymru Alliance debut at Mostyn in the 1993-4 at sixteen. Remains an agile and commanding goalkeeper.
(Dob:  01-08-1977)
Danny Brown
A promising attacking rightback who has returned to the club after a spell with now defunct GAP Queens Park.
(Dob:  25-02-1990)
Kevin Hope
Tall left footed teenage defender or midfielder who has given some assured performances for Gresford after arriving from Shrewsbury Town.  Returned to the club in January 2008 after a brief spell with Llay Welfare.
(Dob:  29-11-1988)
Kevin Todd
Defender who progressed from the reserves in the 2000-01 season, back at the club after a spell with Brymbo Broughton.
(Dob:  15-05-1980)
Stephen Rowland
An experienced and competitive defender Stephen joined Gresford in January 2009.  Wrexham born he made more than 100 League appearances for Port Vale before spending a season in the Conference North with Southport.  He has since played for Colwyn Bay but now opted to turn out for his local side, much to the benefit of the Clappers Lane club.
(Dob:  02-11-1981)
Craig Goodwin
A strong competitive centre half, Craig has played most of his career as a goalscoring forward.  His many former clubs include Buckley Town, Lex X1, Holywell, Llansantffraid, Oswestry Town and Cefn Druids.
He joined Lex from CA rivals Mynydd Isa and moved to Clappers Lane in January 2009.
(Dob:  12-02-1974)
Max Peate
Former youth player who impressed last season with the reserves, this season will see him step up to first team football. One to watch for the future.
(Dob:  23-03-1989)
Hugh Jones
Competitive and determined midfielder, a former Stoke City schoolboy, younger brother of Wyn.
(Dob:  06-08-1984)
Wyn Jones
Skilful winger and hard working midfielder, brother of Hugh.  Has WP experience with Caersws.  Spent two years at Liverpool FC as a youngster.
(Dob:  15-11-1979)
Shaun Williams
A promising young midfielder who broke into the side during the 2003-04 season, Shaun returned to Clappers Lane after a spell with now defunct GAP Queens Park during the summer of 2008.
(Dob:  27-05-1986)
Nathan Pugh
A hard working midfielder.
Mike Pugh
A promising midfielder who had youth experience with Wrexham and Crewe Alexandra, great things are expected of Mike in 2009.
Josh Russell
A promising young midfielder, Josh joined Gresford from Welsh Premier side Cefn Druids during the January 2009 transfer window.
(Dob:  15-11-1990)
Phil Jones
Small, pacey forward whose early football career was spent at Wrexham FC, has since appeared for Brymbo Broughton and with local Welsh Premier side Cefn Druids.
(Dob:  21-01-1980)
Ed Maurice Jones
A promising midfielder who was a Welsh Under 16s International, where he played alongside the likes of Gareth Bale and Chris Gunter. Ed joined Gresford from Welsh National League side Brymbo.
(Dob:  20-02-1989)
Lee Phelan
A skilful and well travelled midfielder, Lee has Welsh Premier experience with Cefn Druids.
(Dob:  27-08-1979)
Owen Roberts
Began his career as an apprentice with Wrexham FC, a quick and skilful centre forward. Owen was the leading goalscorer for Gresford reserves during the 2006-7 season.
Danny Purdie
Strong goalscoring striker, nephew of former Wrexham defender Bernard Purdie.  Has WP experience with Cefn Druids but began in football as a schoolboy on Manchester United's books.
(Dob:  16-10-1979)
Ian Matthias
A pacey young striker who has an eye for goal, Ian previously played for Welsh National League side Llay Welfare. Joined Bala Town from Gresford in January 2006 and rejoined Athletic during the summer of 2007.
(Dob:  25-08-1987)
Craig Williams
Consistent goalscorer who returned to Gresford towards the end of the 2004-05 season after travelling around Australia.  Craig has Welsh Premierhip experience with Airbus UK.
(Dob:  30-12-1979)




Gresford A
Pen Pictures Pen Pictures Pen Pictures 2007-08
Gareth Rowlands
Progressed through the youth team setup, made his Cymru Alliance debut at Mostyn in the 1993-4 at sixteen. Remains an agile and commanding goalkeeper.
(Dob:  00-0-1900)
Kevin Hope
Tall left footed teenage defender or midfielder who has given some assured performances for Gresford after arriving from Shrewsbury Town.  Returned to the club in January 2008 after a brief spell with Llay Welfare.
(Dob:  29-11-1988)
Steve Halliwell
Reliable and commanding centreback who progressed from the club's youth and reserve set up.
(Dob:  05-12-1979)
Max Peate Former youth player who impressed last season with the reserves, this season will see him step up to first team football. One to watch for the future.
(Dob:  23-03-1989)
Jamie Pugh
Promising young defender who joined Gresford from local Welsh Premier side Cefn Druids where he was a member of the reserve set up.
Josh Page
Another youth team player who progressed well with the reserves last season who will look to establish himself as a first team regular this season.
Rob Rondel
Ron joined Gresford in January 2008 from Welsh National side Brymbo.  He is the brother of Lex player Andre Rondel.
(Dob:  03-06-1984)
Stef Edwards
A midfielder who progressed into the first team from the youth side, Stef has represented Wales Schools Under 18 side.
Luke Kavangh
Luke joined Athletic from Welsh National League side Cefn United during the January 2008 transfer window.
(Dob: 04-10-1988)
Chris Woodward
Central midfielder Chris joined Athletic from Shotton Steel in October 2007, he had previously played for Wepre Rangers.
(Dob:  21-09-1989)
Alan Williams
Experienced midfielder who spent the 2003-04 season after a lengthy association with Welsh Premiership rivals Cefn Druids. Assistant to manager Sammy Jones from the 2006-07 season.
(Dob:  25-01-1969)
Jon Paul Wood
Joined Gresford from Welsh National League side Chirk AAA in January 2008.
(Dob:  24-08-1985)
Tomos Dolben Hughes
Promising youngster who returned to the club after half a season with Bala Town.
(Dob:  30-08-1990)
Owen Roberts
Began his career as an apprentice with Wrexham FC, a quick and skilful centre forward. Owen was the leading goalscorer for Gresford reserves during the 2006-7 season.
Danny Purdie
Strong goalscoring striker, nephew of former Wrexham defender Bernard Purdie.  Has WP experience with Cefn Druids but began in football as a schoolboy on Manchester United's books.
(Dob:  16-10-1979)
Ian Matthias
A pacey young striker who has an eye for goal, Ian previously played for Welsh National League side Llay Welfare. Joined Bala Town from Gresford in January 2006 and rejoined Athletic during the summer of 2007.
(Dob:  25-08-1987)
Tim Steele
Well travelled striker whose reputation as a goalscorer has taken to many WP clubs, including Rhyl, Flint, Conwy United and Caernarfon Town.  Joined Gresford during the summer of 2007.
(Dob:  14-05-1969)

Simon Smith
Previously with Wrexham FC now in his first season at the Club, his performances in pre season make him once to watch.  Simon was selected by Wales for the Victory Shield in 2005 and has also played for Flintshire Schools.




Gresford A
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Gareth Rowlands
Progressed through the youth team setup, made his Cymru Alliance debut at Mostyn in the 1993-4 at sixteen. Remains an agile and commanding goalkeeper.
(Dob:  00-0-1900)
Chris Newman
Defender who has recently returned to Clappers Lane after travelling in Australia.
(Dob:  03-03-1980)
Kevin Hope
Tall left footed teenage defender or midfielder who has given some assured performances for Gresford after arriving from Shrewsbury Town.
(Dob:  29-11-1988)
Gary Robinson
Powerfully built left footed defender who previously played for Rhos Aelwyd.
Matt Williams
Defender or midfielder who has graduated from the club's reserve side.
(Dob:  29-07-1975)
Max Peate
Former youth player who impressed last season with the reserves, this season will see him step up to first team football. One to watch for the future.
Steve Cowap
Tall centre back who has Welsh Premier experience with Cefn Druids.  Steve has also played on Anglesey for a number of junior teams.
(Dob:  05-08-1977)
Matt Cooper
Returned to Gresford after a spell with Cefn Druids where he made a couple of dozen first team appearances over two seasons.
(Dob:  15-12-1988)
David Lloyd
Left sided midfielder who made his first team debut during the 2001-02 season, a regular with the reserve side and now forcing his way into the first eleven.
(Dob:  11-03-1982)
Kevin Todd
Defender who progressed from the reserves in the 2000-01 season, back at the club after a spell with Brymbo Broughton.
(Dob:  15-05-1980)
Mark Gronnow
Stylish defender who has played for Athletic since his debut as a 16 year old, other than when he spent a year with Sport Perth of Australia.
(Dob:  23-12-1978)
Darren Jones
Talented young midfielder who has progressed from the club's reserves.
(Dob:  10-12-1987)
Jon Taylor
Graduated from the youth set up. Scored two goals on his first team debut at Holyhead last season and voted young player of the season
(Dob:  12-05-1989)
Russell Pritchard
"Duster" returned to the squad last season after a troublesome two years of injury, looking to re-establish himself as a first team regular.
Matt Davies
Former youth team midfielder who has fought to establish himself as a first team regular.
Josh Page
Another youth team player who progressed well with the reserves last season who will look to establish himself as a first team regular this season.
Paul Jones
Progressed through the youth set up and impressive performances with the reserves will see him pushing for a first team place this season. Reserves Player of the season 2005-06.
(Dob:  17-05-1984)
Hugh Jones
Competitive and determined midfielder, a former Stoke City schoolboy, younger brother of Wyn.
(Dob:  06-08-1984)
Wyn Jones
Skilful winger and hard working midfielder, brother of Hugh.  Has WP experience with Caersws.  Spent two years at Liverpool FC as a youngster.
(Dob:  15-11-1979)
Jon Ratcliffe
A Gresford youth team player who returned to Clappers Lane after a spell with Brymbo Broughton.
(Dob:  16-08-1980)
Shaun Williams
Promising young midfielder who broke into the side during the 2003-04 season.
(Dob:  27-05-1986)
Alan Williams
Experienced midfielder who spent the 2003-04 season after a lengthy association with Welsh Premiership rivals Cefn Druids. Assistant to manager Sammy Jones for the 2006-07 season.
(Dob:  25-01-1969)
Craig Williams
Consistent goalscorer who returned to Gresford towards the end of the 2004-05 season after travelling around Australia.  Craig has Welsh Premierhip experience with Airbus UK.
(Dob:  30-12-1979)
Danny Purdie
Strong goalscoring striker, nephew of former Wrexham defender Bernard Purdie.  Has LoW experience with Cefn Druids but began in football as a schoolboy on Manchester United's books.
(Dob:  16-10-1979)
Phil Jones
Small, pacey forward whose early football career was spent at Wrexham FC, has since appeared for Brymbo Broughton and in the LoW with Cefn Druids.
(Dob:  21-01-1980)




Gresford A
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Michael Price
Former Aston Villa apprentice who has Welsh Premier experience with Caersws, more recently has turned out for his local side Brymbo.  Joined Gresford during the summer of 2005.
(Dob:  28-05-1981)
Craig Trow
Promising young goalkeeper signed from Rhostyllen.
(Dob:  18-11-1983)
Chris Newman
Defender who has recently returned to Clappers Lane after travelling in Australia.
(Dob:  03-03-1980)
Kevin Hope
Tall left footed teenage defender who has given some assured performances for Gresford this season after arriving from Shrewsbury Town.
Matt Williams
Defender or midfielder who has graduated from the club's reserve side.
(Dob:  29-07-1975)
Matt Cooper
Returned to Gresford after a spell with Cefn Druids where he made a couple of dozen first team appearances over two seasons.
(Dob:  15-12-1988)
David Lloyd
Left sided midfielder who made his first team debut during the 2001-02 season, a regular with the reserve side and now forcing his way into the first eleven.
(Dob:  11-03-1982)
Kevin Todd
Defender who progressed from the reserves in the 2000-01 season, back at the club after a spell with Brymbo Broughton.
(Dob:  15-05-1980)
Mark Gronnow
Stylish defender who has played for Athletic since his debut as a 16 year old, other than when he spent a year with Sport Perth of Australia.
(Dob:  23-12-1978)
Darren Jones
Talented young midfielder who has progressed from the club's reserves.
(Dob:  10-12-1987)
Hugh Jones
Competitive and determined midfielder, a former Stoke City schoolboy, younger brother of Wyn.
(Dob:  06-08-1984)
Wyn Jones
Skilful winger and hard working midfielder, brother of Hugh.  Has WP experience with Caersws.  Spent two years at Liverpool FC as a youngster.
(Dob:  15-11-1979)
Jon Ratcliffe
A Gresford youth team player who returned to Clappers Lane after a spell with Brymbo Broughton.
(Dob:  16-08-1980)
Shaun Williams
Promising young midfielder who broke into the side during the 2003-04 season.
(Dob:  27-05-1986)
Alan Williams
Experienced midfielder who spent the 2003-04 season after a lengthy association with Welsh Premiership rivals Cefn Druids.
(Dob:  25-01-1969)
Craig Williams
Consistent goalscorer who returned to Gresford towards the end of the 2004-05 season after travelling around Australia.  Craig has Welsh Premierhip experience with Airbus UK.
(Dob:  30-12-1979)
Danny Purdie
Strong goalscoring striker, nephew of former Wrexham defender Bernard Purdie.  Has LoW experience with Cefn Druids but began in football as a schoolboy on Manchester United's books.
(Dob:  16-10-1979)
Phil Jones
Small, pacey forward whose early football career was spent at Wrexham FC, has since appeared for Brymbo Broughton and in the LoW with Cefn Druids.
(Dob:  21-01-1980)



 
Gresford A
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Gareth Rowlands
Goalkeeper who has progressed through the club's youth system.  Club player of the season for the past two campaigns.
(Dob:  01-08-1977)
Michael Price
Former Aston Villa apprentice who has Welsh Premier experience with Caersws, more recently has turned out for his local side Brymbo.  Joined Gresford during the summer of 2005.
(Dob:  28-05-1981)
Peter Olsen
Goalkeeper who was reserve team Player of The Year in 2003-04.
Craig Trow
Goalkeeper signed from Rhostyllen.
Paul Jones
Defender who progressed through the clubs' youth system but spent a year at Brymbo Broughton before re-signing in the 2001-02 season.
(Dob:  21-10-1975)
Richard Carr
Defender signed from Rhostyllen during the summer of 2004.
Kevin Todd
Defender who progressed from the reserves in the 2000-01 season, back at the club after a spell with Brymbo Broughton.
(Dob:  15-05-1980)
Mark Gronnow
Stylish defender who has played for Athletic since his debut as a 16 year old, other than when he spent a year with Sport Perth of Australia.
(Dob:  23-12-1978)
Steve O'Shaughnessy
Former Cefn Druids and Oswestry Town player manager, a commanding central defender.  Better known for a lengthy Football League career which saw him amass more than 200 appearances. 
(Dob:  13-10-1967)
Huw Jones
Competitive and determined midfielder, a former Stoke City schoolboy, younger brother of Wyn.
Wyn Jones
Skilful winger and hard working midfielder, brother of Hugh.  Has WP experience with Caersws.  Spent two years at Liverpool FC as a youngster.
(Dob:  15-11-1979)
Darren Hilson
Midfielder signed from Queens Park during the summer of 2004.
Carl Andrews
Talented midfielder, a former Wrexham FC academy player who signed from Welsh Premiership side Cefn Druids during the 2001 summer break.
(Dob:  06-09-1980)
Ian Ratcliffe
A Gresford youth team player who returned to Clappers Lane after a spell with Brymbo Broughton.
Shaun Williams
Promising young midfielder who broke into the side during the 2003-04 season.
Andy Hughes
Young midfielder who began his career in the Wrexham FC Academy side.
Alan Williams
Experienced midfielder who spent the 2003-04 season after a lengthy association with Welsh Premiership rivals Cefn Druids.
(Dob:  25-01-1969)
Dave Lloyd
Left sided midfielder who made his first team debut during the 2001-02 season, a regular with the reserve side and now forcing his way into the first eleven.
(Dob:  11-03-1982)
Danny Purdie
Strong goalscoring striker, nephew of former Wrexham defender Bernard Purdie.  Has LoW experience with Cefn Druids but began in football as a schoolboy on Manchester United's books.
(Dob:  16-10-1979)
Phil Jones
Small, pacey forward whose early football career was spent at Wrexham FC, has since appeared for Brymbo Broughton and in the LoW with Cefn Druids.
(Dob:  21-01-1980)
Ben Jones
Promising young striker who joined the club from Cefn Druids, now in his second season with Gresford. Began his career as a member of the Wrexham FC youth set up.
(Dob:  05-09-1986)