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Liam James joins the Roosters

Penrhyncoch FC are delighted to announce the signing of Lewis James, who joins the club from Ceredigion League Division 1 runner-ups Llechryd FC.

Liam is no stranger to Cae Baker, having previously spent time with the club before departing due to work commitments.

In his career, the defender, who can also play in midfield, has also represented Aberystwyth Town, Cardiff Met and Cardigan Town. He spent the 2022/23 season with Llechryd, making 17 appearances and scoring 5 goals.

”I’m really grateful to Gari for the opportunity” Liam told club media. ”I’m really looking forward to playing for Penrhyn and I’m hoping I can be a positive influence on the team and help get the club back to where it belongs.”

Jonny returns to fire Penrhyn back to tier 2!

Penrhyncoch FC are delighted to announce the signing of forward Jonathan Evans, who returns to the club after three seasons with Aberystwyth Town.

Johnny started his career in the acadamies of Cardiff City and Accrington Stanley before returning to Ceredigion to sign for Aberystwyth in 2011. He spent five years with the Seasiders before signing for Penrhyn for the first time in 2016.

He then returned to Park Avenue for the 2016/17 season where he made 10 appearances scoring three goals.

His second stint at Cae Baker started in 2017 and he spent a further three years at the club before once again returning to Aberystwyth in 2020.

During his third stint with the Black and Greens, Johnny made 82 appearances scoring 14 goals, including six last season, ending up as they club’s top scorer, before announcing his departure from Park Avenue at the end of the 2022/23 season.

”I just felt that with everything that’s happened this year with the tragic passing of Bones, a man that I hold so dear to my heart, it was the right thing to do and I will make it my personal mission to make him proud and get this club back where it belongs. Forever in our hearts, love you Bonesy!” Johnny told the club’s media upon his return.

Harri becomes Roosters’ Second Summer Signing

Penrhyncoch FC are delighted to announce the return of defender Harri Horwood, who returns to the club after spending last season at Aberystwyth Town.

Harri returns to the club for his second spell after appearing 19 times for the Seasiders last season, with 17 of those appearances being in the Cymru Premier.

The lightning-fast full-back, who can also be deployed on the wing, previously spent the 2021/22 season at Cae Baker, where he turned out 31 times for Aneurin Thomas’ side scoring twice as they went on to finish a very respectable ninth place in the Cymru North that season.

Harri started his career with Aberystwyth before moving to the capital for university, where he signed for Cardiff Met. Whilst down south, he also turned out for Briton Ferry Llansawel, appearing 10 times at Old Road helping the club to a third place finish in the Cymru South.

”Honestly, I can’t wait to get back into training with the boys!” Harri told the club’s media. ”After gaining great experience with Aberystwyth Town last season, I feel that I can use that to have a positive influence on the squad.

It was very difficult on and off the pitch for the club last season, hopefully we can put it right this year and make Bones proud!”

Club Stalwart Leigh is a Rooster once more!

Penrhyncoch FC are delighted to announce the return of long standing goalkeeper Leigh Jenkins, who returns to the club after spending the 2022/23 season with Aberystwyth Town.

Leigh has spent a majority of his career at Cae Baker and has made hundreds of appearances for the Roosters to date with spells at Park Avenue inbetween.

He first switched Penrhyn for Aber in 2018 and started the season as first-choice goalkeeper for the Seasiders before a cruel injury ended his first stint at the club and he returned to Penrhyncoch in the November.

He cemented himself as the Roosters’ no. 1 yet again following his return and spent a further 4 years with the club before once again returning to Aberystwyth for the 2022/23 season. Leigh was limited to only 5 appearances as he played back-up to Lewis Webb and Matthew Turner, who spent last season on loan at Aber from Swansea City and Cardiff City respectively.

”I’m looking forward to being apart of this club again.” Leigh told the club’s media. ”Obviously it was a bad year on and off but hopefully better times are ahead. I’m looking forward to getting going again!”

”I have one aim, to bounce straight back up and get this club back to where it belongs. Also a good cup run.”

Welcome back, Leigh!

Roosters Retain Rimmer

Penrhyncoch are delighted to announce that Jack Rimmer will remain at the club for the 2023/24 Ardal Leagues season.

The pacey, versatile defender returned to Cae Baker in January following a two-and-a-half year spell with Aberystwyth Town. Since returning to the Roosters, Jack has only limited to two appearances playing the full 90 against Holyhead Hotspur, a game in which he scored, and Ruthin Town.

The upcoming season will be Jack’s fourth in red and black, and is a huge boost for the side as we look to return to the Cymru North at the first time of asking.

‘I’m really excited to get back playing again.” Jack told the club’s media. ”Last year was a whirlwind for my partner and I, welcoming our boy Archie. I can’t wait to get back on the field, playing my best, enjoying my football again and, most importantly, winning games and maybe some silverware with Penrhyn!.”

Efekan departs to turn pro!

The club can confirm that Efekan Colak has left Cae Baker in order to sign a professional contract with a second division side in his homeland of Turkey.

Efekan joined the club from Aberystwyth Town in August 2022 after spending time with the under-19s at Park Avenue. The 19-year-old made his Roosters debut in a 2-0 loss to Buckley Town in the first round of the Nathaniel MG Cup and went on to make a further 17 appearances for the club.

Efekan has been presented a brilliant opportunity and we wish him all the best as he looks to make his break into professional football.

Pob lwc, Efe!

Post Transfer Window Squad Update

Following the conclusion on the 2023 January Transfer Window, the club wishes to provide a post-window squad update.

Early January saw the departures of midfielder Gwion Pugh-Jones and winger Steffan Gittins. After moving away for work, Gwion decided to join Ardal South East side Trethomas Bluebirds, who currently sit fourth place in the league.

Having moved to Chester for university, Steffan decided to join JD Cymru North rivals Gresford Athletic. They currently sit 12th in the league.

As announced today, Gavin Rowlands has departed the club and has joined Builth Wells in order to progress in his development.

Due to injuries, defender Tihomir Trifonov has decided to call time on his career. The Bulgarian centre-back joined the club from FC Sevlievo in the summer of 2021 and he went on to make 37 appearances for the club.

We would like to thank Gwion, Steffan, Gavin and Tihomir for their contributions during their time with the Roosters, and we wish them all the best for the future!

Confirmed squad

Italics indicate the player is at the club on loan.


Lewis James, Oliver Farebrother


Tomos Evans, Jonathan Foligno, Cledan Davies, Matthew Pemberthy, Elian Evans, Kieran Booker, Sion James, Jamie Jones, Jack Rimmer


Owain James, Liam Lewis, Niall Coleridge, Efekan Çolak, Charlie Mann, Cai Thomas, Ben Jones


Josh Shaw, Geoff Kellaway, Taylor Watts, Daniel Owen, Courtney Perkins


Gwion Pugh-Jones, Steffan Gittins, Tihomir Trifonov, Gavin Rowlands

Deadline Day departure as Gavin leaves for Builth

Penrhyncoch FC can confirm the departure of young midfielder Gavin Rowlands, who has left the club to sign for Ardal North East side Builth Wells.

Gavin joined the club from Newtown in the summer after impressing manager Gari Lewis in pre-season. The former Aberystwyth Town youth and Rhayader Town midfielder went on to make 16 appearances for the club in all competitions. The 17-year-old now returns the Bulls in order to progress in his development.

We’d also like to thank Gavin’s dad, who ensured he could get to training and matches during his time with the Roosters.

The club would like to thank Gavin for his services, and we wish him all the best for the future!

Joy for the Roosters as Jack returns!

Penrhyncoch FC are delighted to announce the return of defender Jack Rimmer, who joins the club from Aberystwyth Town. He joins the club as Gari Lewis’ fourth signing of the winter window.

Known for his speed and his powerful strikes, Jack joins for his third spell with the Roosters, having originally joined on loan from the Seasiders in 2016. He later went on to sign permanently in January 2019, spending a further 18-months with Penrhyn. In his last season at Cae Baker, Jack made 20 appearances for the club.

It was then announed in June 2020 that Jack would return to Park Avenue. During his second spell, Jack made 74 appearances overall for Aber, including 17 this season in all competitions.

The 23-year-old will be a huge boost to the Roosters defence as we look to climb out of the relegation zone.

Croeso nol, Jack!

Roosters Announce Triple Signing. Courtney, Jamie and Oliver join!

Penrhyncoch FC are delighted to announce the loan signings of Courtney Perkins from Newtown and Jamie Jones from Aberystwyth Town, and the permanent signing of Oliver Farebrother from North West Counties League side Ashton Town.

19-year-old striker Courtney has racked up 11 appearances for Newtown’s development team, scoring six times and assisting five times since joining in the Robins from The New Saints in the summer. The young striker joins in order to bring some more fire power to the Roosters’ attack.

Jamie joins after already making four cameo appearances for the Seasiders this season. He remains a key player for Aber’s development side having racked up over 30 appearances for the under-19s. The young defender also has a nack for scoring goals, having netted six in 11 for the young Seasiders this season.

Goalkeeper Oliver returns the club following spells with English sides Padiham, Clitheroe and Ashton Town. After spending time with The New Saints at youth level, Oliver joined Aberystwyth in 2017 where he linked up with the club’s under-19s side.

He spent a year with Aber before joining the Roosters in the summer of 2018, spending half a season with the Roosters before moving to Aberaeron. He also had a spell with Bow Street prior to his move over the border.

Croeso i Cae Baker Courtney, Jamie a Oliver!