FAW Tier two league formed in 1990

Airbus Broughton

LEWIS BUCKLEY
Born: 10 December 1991
Position: Midfielder
Had previous experience as a trainee with Liverpool before playing for Runcorn, Mold Alexandra and Llandudno. Transferred to Cefn Druids in May 2017 and then Airbus the following January.
Previous clubs: Runcorn, Mold Alexandra, Llandudno, Cefn Druids.

RYAN EDWARDS
Born: 22 June 1988
Position: Defender
Formerly with Flint Town United, Cefn Druids and Halkyn United, joined Airbus in season 2006/7 and went on to win Wales Under-23 semi-professional honours. Was the longest-serving player at the Wingmakers when he bought out his contract in August 2012 and signed for Bangor City a few days later. After four seasons with the Citizens, was released by mutual consent in July 2016 and rejoined Airbus.
Previous clubs: Flint Town United, Cefn Druids, Halkyn United, Bangor City.

ASA HAMILTON
Born: 24 January 1992
Position: Striker
Frontman Hamilton is a former Wingmakers' youth who went on the play for Penycae, Porthmadog, Rhayader, Buckley and Guilsfield.
Previous clubs: Penycae, Porthmadog, Rhayader, Buckley Town, Guisfield.

JAMES HOOPER
Born:
Position: Striker
Joined Airbus in January 2018 from Flint Town United, where he was joint leading scorer in season 2016/17.
Previous club: Flint Town United.

BRADY McGILLOWAY
Born:  13 June 1999
Position: Midfielder
McGilloway spent last season at Holywell Town and impressed in his 29 Huws Gray Alliance appearances, which yielded one goal for the right-sided player. He is a product of the youth systems at Wrexham, Chester and Stoke City and has won representative honours with the North Wales Premier academy side.

MATTY McGINN
Born: 27 June 1983
Position: Defender
Previous clubs: Runcorn, Southport, Chester, AFC Telford.
Has won three Conference North winners' medals with Southport, Chester FC and AFC Telford United after staring his career with Runcorn. Scored 22 goals in 35 appearances to help earn the Blues the Conference North title during the 2012/13 campaign and was a major contributor as Telford gained automatic promotion a year later. Unable to commit to Conference Premier football due to work, signed for Airbus UK Broughton in June 2014. Retired at the end of season 2016/17 but made a welcome return 12 months later after recovering from a shoulder injury.

JOE PALMER
Born:  2 September 1998
Position: Midfielder
Young midfielder who signed for the Flint Town United academy from Hawarden Rangers and went on to break into the first team ranks to produce some impressive performances.
Previous clus: Hawarden Rangers, Flint Town United.

KRISTIAN PLATT
Born: 15 December 1991
Position: Defender
Birkenhead-born defender who joined Airbus from Stalybridge Celtic in July 2017. Kristian made his professional debut as a 17-year-old substitute for Shaun Kelly against Darlington on 3 May 2009 in Chester's final match in the Football League. Prior to his debut, Platt had been linked to moves to Premier League clubs but, after Chester's relegation, he joined AFC Telford United in July 2014. He then had a spell with Bala Town, prior to joining Stalybridge.
Previous clubs: Chester, AFC Telford United, Bala Town, Stalybridge Celtic.

NATHAN QUIRK
Born:
Position: Midfielder
Central midfielder who joined the Liverpool Academy at the age of nine and progressed through the ranks to become a key member of the Under-18s. Released by Liverpool in the summer of 2013, he spent a year on a football scholarship at the University of Akron in the USA and played for Prescot Cables before joining Radcliffe.
Previous clubs: Liverpool, Prescot Cables, Radcliffe.

LEO RILEY
Born: 9 January 1996
Position: Defender
Leo had previous experience as a youth with Tranmere Rovers, Bolton Wanderers and Liverpool before joining Llandudno in the summer of 2015, where he made 40 appearances in the Welsh Premier League, scoring four goals, before joining Airbus in July 2017.
Previous clubs: Llandudno.

DAVE ROBERTS
Born: 12 October 1988
Position: Goalkeeper
Picked-up two FA Youth Cup winner's medals with Liverpool in 2006 and 2007 but was surprisingly released from Anfield and joined Bangor City, leaving in January 2008 without making a Welsh Premier appearance and signing non-contract terms for Blue Square Premier outfit Weymouth.He returned to the Welsh Premier with Aberystwyth Town in August 2008 but, after losing his place to Steven Cann the following season, was loaned to Newtown in January 2010. Recalled to Park Avenue in March after an injury to Cann, Roberts joined the Robins on a permanent basis in the summer. He moved to Prestatyn Town in June 2011 but, after a season at Bastion Gardens, rejoined Newtown a year later. Ever-present for the Robins in 2012/13, he decided to leave and signed again for Prestatyn in June 2013. Loaned to Bangor City in February 2014 for a short spell, he signed for Cefn Druids in June the same year and, released a year later, he signed for newly-promoted Llandudno, clocking-up a total of 265 (+3) WPL appearances before joining Airbus at the end of January 2018.
Previous clubs: Liverpool, Bangor City, Weymouth, Aberystwyth Town, Newtown, Prestatyn Town, Llandudno.

CURTIS STRONG
Born:
Position:  Left back/left wing
Most recently with Nantwich Town on a dual registration from National League North side Tamworth. Hails from Flint and came through the youth ranks at Stoke City where he played for the Potters' Under-21s before joining Tamworth in August 2015. In July 2017 he moved to AFC Telford United before returning to the Lambs and can play at either at left-back or on the left wing.
Previous clubs: Stoke City, Tamworth, AFC Telford United, Nantwich Town.

DANNY TAYLOR
Born: 9 January 1991
Position: Defender
Chester-born full back who began his career with Shrewsbury Town, Danny made his Football League debut at the age of 17. But, despite signing a pro contract, he was released from the New Meadow a year later and signed for Airbus in July 2011. After making 32 appearances in season 2011/12 he was allowed to leave my mutual consent in September 2012 to join Colwyn Bay, where he won both the players' player of the year and supporters' player of the year awards for the 2013/14 season. Danny also had a short spell with hometown club Chester before rejoining the Bay and then moving to Llandudno where he became a regular member of the first team squad, making 76 (+1) Welsh Premier appearances and scoring two goals. Returned to Airbus in January 2018.
Previous clubs: Shrewsbury Town, Airbus, Colwyn Bay, Chester, Llandudno.

STEVE TOMASSEN
Born: 3 October 1993
Position: Defender
Returned to the Hollingsworth Group Stadium in January 2017, having spent a full season on-loan with the Wingmakers in 2012/13 while at Wrexham. A Chester-born product of Wrexham's Centre of Excellence who made his senior debut in the last league game of the 2010/11 season at Luton Town. A regular in the Reserves throughout his two-year apprenticeship, Tomassen was rewarded with the offer of a professional contract in 2012 and was loaned to the Wingmakers in August 2012, where he made 28 Welsh Premier appearances, scoring six goals.  He was nominated for Welsh Premier young player of the season and was voted Airbus player of the season as he helped the club qualify for the Europa League for the first time. Tomassen made a total of 43 appearances for Wrexham and featured in the FA Trophy final defeat to North Ferriby, before following his former manager Andy Morrell to Tamworth in search of regular first team football and scoring four goals for the Lambs from his eight appearances in the National League in the first half of season 2016/17.
Previous clubs: Wrexham, Tamworth.

ASHLEY WILLIAMS
Born: 8 October 1987
Position: Midfielder
A Manchester City youngster from the age of 14, Williams played for West Cheshire League Division 1 side Upton Athletic Association after his release by the Blues. Joined Airbus UK Broughton from Vauxhall Motors in July 2008 and became an influential member of the side, winning two Wales Under-23 semi-pro caps, before leaving to join Chester in January 2011. After three successful years, returned to the Airfield in January 2014.
Previous clubs: Upton AA, Vauxhall Motors, Chester FC.

MANAGEMENT STAFF

STEVE O’SHAUGHNESSY
Manager
A Uefa Pro licensed-coach, the 49-year-old former midfielder was most recently on the coaching staff at Bala Town, having previously managed Caernarfon Town, Cefn Druids and Gap Connah's Quay. Wrexham-born O'Shaughnessy started his career as an apprentice at Leeds United before moving onto Bradford City and then Rochdale, where he enjoyed arguably the most successful spell in his career, scoring 16 goals in 109 League appearances.

O'Shaughnessy earned the nickname the "Master Blaster" for his skill at taking long distance free-kicks. In July 1991, he joined Exeter City for a fee of £10,000 but, after a disappointing three-game spell, joined Darlington in January 1992.

In 88 League appearances for the Quakers, O'Shaughnessy became captain before being released at the end of the 1993/94 season, with his final Football League appearance coming in May against Bury.

After spells with Stalybridge Celtic and Buler Rangers in Hong Kong, he returned to Wales and made 140 (+16) appearances for Inter Cardiff, Barry Town, Holywell Town, Rhyl, Caernarfon, TNS, Bangor City, Oswestry Town and Druids, scoring 14 goals.

In 2000, O'Shaughnessy was appointed player-manager of Oswestry Town but, after an excellent start which saw the club rise to as high as second in the league, the club's form faded and they just stayed-up after an 11-game losing streak. Despite this, it came as a surprise to many observers when O'Shaughnessy was sacked, joining Druids as manager in June 2001.

He guided the club to their first Welsh Cup semi-final in 98 years before losing 5–0 to Bangor City at Belle Vue.

In April 2004, O'Shaughnessy was sacked and coached at Wrexham's Centre of Excellence, joining the Canaries as manager in September 2006.

He joined Connah's Quay in June 2008, leaving after one season in charge, returning to the Welsh Premier with the Lakesiders in 2015.

O’Shaughnessy was appointed Airbus manager in November 2017.

ANDY THOMAS
Assistant manager
ANDREW Thomas stepped into the managerial seat with the Wingmakers after the departure of Andy Preece in August 2016.
Chester-born Thomas is a former Airbus player who has been a part of the coaching set-up since 2007 and acted as Preece's assistant from July 2015.
A right-sided player, Thomas began his career as a trainee with Wrexham and played in the European Cup Winners' Cup in season 1995/96 against FC Petrolul Ploiesti.
He turned professional in August 1996 but failed to make any further first team appearances and was released in 1997.
He went on to enjpy a long Welsh Premier career, first joining Connah's Quay Nomads before moving to Cwmbran Town in the 1999/2000 season, but played just twice before returning to the Nomads.
In 2001 he joined Newtown, moving to Airbus and, at the end of his first season, won the Cymru Alliance and with it promotion to the WPL.
Thomas made a total of 152 (+30) league appearances, scoring five goals. Works in the Airbus plant as a skilled fitter on the A320 production line.
In November 2017, Thomas stepped down to become assistant to Steve O’Shaguhnessy