Richie Ryan and his management team have made a further addition to the squad for the forthcoming season with the capture of local boy Sean Hanbury from rivals Afan Lido FC. Sean has represented Swansea City in the Under 18’s Premier League. He counts Jadon Sancho as one of his toughest opponents (yes that Jadon Sancho valued at £120m by Borussia Dortmund!).
Sean met the committee at the Macron Ynys Park for a quick chat and the obligatory photo. According to Sean, his decision to join the club following a conversation with the management team:
After a chat with Richie Ryan and Andrew Mumford and a few of the players I was impressed with the way the club is run, the style of football the team aims to play and the ambition of Trefelin BGC as a whole.
Although it will be a tough first season in JD Cymru South, there is no reason why this squad cannot challenge at the top of the league, and I can’t wait to get the season under way”.
The signings of Sean and Chris Jones show the ambition of the club, and has created lots of interest on our social media pages. Manager Richie Ryan told us:
It’s a pleasure to welcome Sean on board with the club. We have said from the outset that we would only make summer signings if they would improve us. Sean certainly falls into this category.
He’s a top lad, powerful and someone who has tremendous quality on set pieces. He can also play in a variety of positions, which is important to any team if they’re going to be successful.
He’s also another local boy, which is important to our club. It’s not always possible to have 18 players from within the SA12 postcode as you go up the leagues, but if you can maintain that core of local boys with the clubs best interests at heart, you’re halfway there.
We could not agree any more with the ‘gaffer’ on that front, Sean is an extremely nice person who brings a vast amount of quality and experienced to the Welsh League Division 1 Champions squad at the club.
We can’t wait to welcome him properly into the Trefelin BGC’ family’ once the season gets underway.