Airbus Broughton

Born: 12 October 1988
Position: Defender
Worked his way through the academy and scholarship scheme at Wrexham to the first team ranks. Made 74 appearances for the Red Dragons and, after a loan spell with Altrincham, joined his hometown club Chester. Moved to AFC Telford United in July 2013 and, after a loan spell at Colwyn Bay, signed for Gap Connah's Quay in September 2015, joining the Wingmakers in May 2017.
Previous clubs: Wrexham, Altrincham FC, Chester, AFC Telford United, Colwyn Bay, Connah's Quay Nomads.

Born: 20 March 1991
Position: Striker
Liverpool-born striker who played for Skelmersdale, Cammell Laird and Shepparton United in Australia before joining Barrow in June 2013. Was loaned to Warrington Town, a move which was made permanent in November, signing for Rhyl in June 2014. Released from Belle Vue in February 2016 due to personal circumstances he re-signed for Cammell Laird but returned to the WPL with Cefn Druids in July 2016, joining Airbus a year later.
Previous clubs: Skelmersdale United, Cammell Laird, Shepparton United, Barrow, Warrington Town, Rhyl, Cefn Druids.

Born: 13 January 1993
Position: Goalkeeper
Liverpool-born 24-year-old who started his career in the Centre of Excellence at Tranmere Rovers and signed a two-year apprenticeship in the summer of 2009. He signed his first professional contract in April 2012 and made his debut in a 1–1 draw with Hartlepool United. After a loan spell with Fleetwood Town, he was released at the end of the 2011/12 season and joined Wrexham on trial, before signing a one-year deal making his debut in a 3-2 win against Stockport County. After a season as second choice, Coughlin extended his deal in the summer of 2013 and took over the number one spot from Joslain Mayebi, going on to complete 52 appearances. He subsequently joined Southport for the 2015–2016 season, before spending last term with Barrow. Coughlin was called up by the England semi-pros in February 2014 by manager Steve Burr and made his debut against Jordan U23s in March 2014, keeping a clean sheet in a 1-0 win.
Previous clubs: Tranmere Rovers, Fleetwood Town, Wrexham, Southport, Barrow.

Born: 10 December 1984
Position: Defender
Was virtually ever-present for the Wingmakers after his release from Chester, making 134 (+2) Welsh Premier League appearances. After a brief pre-season spell with Colwyn Bay in 2008 he returned to the club, leaving in January 2009 to sign for Flint Town United, where was a permanent fixture in the centre of defence and was named in the Huws Gray Alliance team of the season for 2016/17. Returned to Airbus in June 2017.
Previous clubs: Chester City, Airbus, Flint Town United, Colwyn Bay, Holywell Town.

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.

Born: 10 October 1989
Position: Defender
A Wales Under-18 international who signed for Cefn Druids in August 2008 after previous experience with Gresford Athletic, moving to Welshpool Town in July 2009, Aberystwyth Town in August 2010 and then Bala Town in June 2011. Spent three years at Maes Tegid before joining Newtown in June 2014. After three seasons at Latham Park, joined Airbus in May 2017.
Previous clubs: Cefn Druids, Welshpool, Aberystwyth Town, Bala Town, Newtown AFC.

Born: 16 November 1998
Position: Winger
A product of the TNS academy who spent time as a youth with Shrewsbury Town. Joined Airbus on a season-long loan in July 2017.
Previous clubs: Shrewsbury Town, The New Saints.

Born: 8 September 1993
Position: Defender
Liverpool-born defender who was with Tranmere Rovers as a youth and joined Airbus in July 2016.
Previous clubs: Tranmere Rovers

Born: 22 February 1997
Position: Defender
Promoted to the first team squad from the Under-19s for the 2015/16 season.

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.

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.

Born: 4 December 1995
Position: Striker
Frenchman, who hails from Metz, and is a former Everton apprentice who has also played in the French Under-19 league with Boulogne Billancourt. He spent six months with Southport's Under-21s before joining Morecambe in January 2017 as part of the Shrimps' development squad, joining Airbus six months later.
Previous clubs: Everton, Southport FC, Morecambe FC.

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.

Born: 15 February 1992
Position: Midfielder
A Guinea-Bissau international who played his youth football in Portugal for Estoril Praia, Farense and S.C. Olhanense, later moving to Moura, Pero Pinheiro, Vasco da Gama and At Reguengos. In the UK, he made 16 appearances for Prescot Cables and a couple for Nelson before his move to the Citizens last season. Signed for the Wingmakers in July 2017.
Previous clubs: Moura, Pero Pinheiro, Vasco da Gama,  At Reguengos, Prescot Cables, Nelson, Bangor City.

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.


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.

Assistant 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.