THE HUWS GRAY ALLIANCE
FAW Tier two league formed in 1990

CONWY BOROUGH


Conwy Borough manager Gareth Thomas is no stranger to the Huws Gray Alliance and is aware that his first priority is to retain their place in the league, he gave the following preview to the leagues website

OPINION OF YOUR CLUBS PERFORMANCE LAST SEASON

The success was beyond our expectations, when we took the job it was a 2 Year project to get back in the Cymru Alliance so to do it at the 1st attempt was superb along with winning the FA Trophy and the Cookson Cup

AMBITIONS FOR THE COMIMG SEASON

Retain its position within the League and hopefully have a decent run in the Welsh Cup.

NEW PLAYERS AT YOUR CLUB

Conner Shackleton (Prestatyn Town), Lee Thomas (Llandudno), Lewis Clayton (Soham Town), Leon Doran (Porthmadog), Sean McCaffery (Llandudno), Antoni Sarnowski (Rhyl)

GROUNDS YOU LOOK FORWARD TO VISITING AND WHY

All as all opponents will be difficult and its great to be back at this level with decent surfaces and some great clubs. I always look forward to going to Porthmadog and Penrhyncoch as both good clubs with superb people involved at their clubs. It will also be good to go to clubs like Rhyl and Bangor and play on decent surfaces.

PLAYERS YOU LOOK FORWARD TO WATCHING AND WHY

There are many excellent players at this level but Id rather concentrate on our own squad as some of the players in our squad are young and deserve the chance at playing up a level due to their success last season.

I think with the talent on show at other clubs if you concentrate on individuals then their team mates will punish you so I will enjoy watching when I go to watch games where not involved in.

WHO DO YOU SEE AS IN CONTENTION FOR THE LEAGUE TITLE

Bangor City, Rhyl, Flint, Airbus and Porthmadog have all recruited well

HOW COMPETITIVE DO YOU THINK THE LEAGUE WILL BE NEXT SEASON

Think it will be another excellent season. The league is improving season after season and I cant see why this year will be any different

TEAM WHO COULD SURPRISE A FEW

I think all clubs are capable of taking points of each other in the league but its consistency that is always the key

PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FOR

Matty Worrall (Rhyl), Joe Palmer (Airbus), Tommy Creamer (Conwy) Sean Cavanagh (Porthmadog)

THIS IS THE LAST SEASON OF THE HUWS GRAY CYMRU ALLIANCE – ANY MEMORIES YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE

I started managing in 2002 in the league and the changes have been massive, facilities have improved no end and the league has and continues to improve season after season. It’s a great league competitive during the games but respect shown by all once the game is over. I have been lucky to be involved for a long time in the league and there have been plenty of memories, for me its been a great level for some players to find their feet and progress and their have been some superb teams come through the league in that time.

OPINION OF THE NEW FAW PYRAMID

If it continues to grow the game then great but lets hope it doesn’t become stale like the Welsh Premier with very little interest. The worry for me is there are lots of clubs suddenly pulling out of leagues at various levels and we have to hope that football continues to flourish at all levels within Wales including junior level where academies are seeing grass routes football reducing in numbers on a large scale with players being taken to clubs just to make up numbers.

Text Box: THANKSSANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD

I would like to thank some of the officials within the league who have always been available to offer support and advice if needed on various matters and hope everyone has a great season in what Im sure will be a very competitive season. Good luck to all involved and we look forward to Huws Gray Cymru Alliance football returning to Conwy Borough this season