THE HUWS GRAY ALLIANCE
FAW Tier two league formed in 1990

Flint Town United

Josh  Hart (Goalkeeper) : Made one appearance last season, having joined late on from West Kirby FC. Has had spells at Academy and Youth level with Man United, Tranmere, Liverpool, and Peterborough United . Has also appeared for England Schoolboys.

Jack Lewis (Left Back) :  Strong, experienced left back who boasts Welsh Premier League experience. Was one of Niall McGuinness’ first signings after he took charge. Has played for Prestatyn, Rhyl, Airbus and Neath.

Jacques Welsh (Centre Back) : For such a young player, he has great composure and presence on the ball. Has signed professional forms with Tranmere but has been loaned back to Flint for the season, having joined the Silkmen during the second half of last season.

Tom Kemp (Right Back) : A close season signing from Prestatyn Town, with whom he won the  Huws Gray Alliance.  He has also played in Europe. Amongst his attributes are a great range of passing, and having a terrific work rate.

Andrew Brown (Defender/Forward) : Flint’s Mr. Versatile, who can slot into several positions from left back, to left sided attacking midfield to centre forward. Will go down in the club’s folklore for scoring the decisive penalty that finally won the League Cup for us.

Myles Hart (Centre Back) : Another close season recruit from Prestatyn Town. Myles began his career at Airbus, coming through the ranks of their Academy system, and has also played for the Welsh U18's Academy. As well as a centre back, he can also fill in as a full back or slot into midfield if required.

Jake Hampson (Right Back) : 16 year old product of the club’s Academy, who impressed in pre-season and earned himself a 1st team contract. Can also operate as a wing back.

Mike Williams (Defender) : Hugely experienced ex-professional who has had spells with Wrexham, Kidderminster Harriers and Altrincham, as well as appearing for Wales U21’s.  More recently, he has been playing for Llandudno in the WPL, from whom he joined us.

Sam Hart (Centre Back) : Joins from WPL side Llandudno. Has also played for Airbus and Bangor in the WPL. Versatile player who can play centre back, left back or midfield. Has proved himself to be a great one on one defender.

Iwan Rogers (Midfield) : A promising youngster who joined from Connah’s Quay Academy. Made a handful of 1st team appearances last season, and looks set to become a more prominent presence in the future.

Mark Cadwallader (Midfield) : Now in his third season with Flint, “Caddy” will hope to have an injury free run, as appearances have been curtailed in the previous two seasons. Was with Rhyl for four seasons.  He graduated through ChesterCity’s youth system before having spells at Bangor and Connah’s Quay, prior to joining Airbus in 2008.

Ryan Smith (Midfield) : A product of The New Saints Academy, from where he progressed onto the Tranmere Rovers Development squad. Ryan is a quick and lively attacking midfielder, and a particularly hard working individual.

Richie Foulkes (Midfield/Forward) : Newly appointed club captain for 2018/19, Richie won several of the club’s Player of the Year Awards following his performances last season, in which he was the top goalscorer.  He was part of the reformed Chester FC team, having moved from Cammel Laird. Has also played for Neston Nomads.

Rob Jones (Midfield) : Chester born player who has enjoyed two successful spells with Caernarfon Town. Hugely experienced midfielder who is an excellent tackler. Has also played for Connah’s Quay and Bangor City. Came into his own towards the end of last season’s campaign, and was instrumental in our unbeaten run at the end of the season.

Luke Blondel (Forward) : An exciting new addition to the squad for this season, Luke follows in the footsteps of Richie Foulkes and Andy Brown in joining from Neston Nomads. He was the top goalscorer in the West Cheshire Division 1 last season, with 31 goals, and was voted the Division’s Player of the  Season. He is keen to make his mark with Flint.

Jack Higgins (Forward) : Our second close season signing from Prestatyn. In the Seasider’s HGA title winning season he scored 16 goals in 6 games, having joined them in the second half of the campaign.

Alieu Sheriff (Attacking Midfield) : Became something of a cult hero amongst the fans when he joined on loan from Bangor City towards the end of last season, due to his energetic displays and wholehearted performances  Has now signed permanently for the club.

Kai Willis (Midfield) : Young, tenacious midfielder who is strong in the tackle and has great ability on the ball. Joins from Chester Youth.

Jack Maybury (Midfield) : Spent the last season on a soccer scholarship in the USA, and has previously played for Litherfield Remyca.  Specialises in breaking up the play in the middle of the park.

Kyle Smyth (Forward) : Signed from Capenhurst Villa in August 2015. Was  top scorer in his first two seasons with Flint. Last season  he was used more in a midfield role, and even played at right back in the League Cup semi final and final, owing to player unavailability. Possesses bags of pace and energy.

Mamudo Dabo  (Forward) : The 6ft 4ins striker has also joined from the Tranmere Rovers Development Squad, previously having had spells with Skelmersdale United and AFC Liverpool. Mamudo is a robust centre forward, who poses a physical attacking threat to the opposition.

Niall McGuinness (Manager) : UEFA A Licence holder, who takes charge for his first full season at Flint, having joined in November 2017. Guided the team to a historic League Cup final win last May. Previously managed Rhyl in the Welsh Premier League at just 24 years of age, having previously been head of the club’s Academy set up.

Timmy Williams (Asst Manager) : Also a UEFA A Licence holder. Timmy was previously head of the coaching set up and formed the club’s Academy system.

Aden Shannon (Head Coach) Now a UEFA ‘B’ licence holder,  Aden was a prolific goalscorer in his playing days, and has also managed and played for Conwy Borough. Other former clubs include Welshpool, Cefn Druids and Connah’s Quay.

Johnny Hill (Player/Coach) : Now in his 12th season with the club, having joined from Rhydymwyn.

Paul McAdam (Goalkeeping Coach) “Macca” is the longest serving of Flint’s backroom staff having joined during Paul Davies’ tenure as manager.

Ryan Taylor (Sports Therapist) : Ryan joined the back room staff at the start of last season. He is a fully qualified Sports Therapist and Fitness Trainer, who is also a member of the Football Medical Association. Previously worked with Chesterfield FC’s development squads.