Under 19 player Aled Reece makes first senior competitive appearance for the club
Reece came on last Saturday in the sides three nil away win over Llangefni, a result which puts the first team four points clear at the top.
Reece who has been a massive player for the youth team and academy over the last 3 seasons has notched up a total of 17 goals from 19 appearances for the youth and reserves to date and also earned himself a semi pro Welsh cap earlier in the season starting against the Republic of Ireland.
As always he gave a strong account of himself when he entered the field and almost scored but his headed effort went just wide of he mark.
This season to date the following youth players have made the following number of appearances for the first team:
Aled Reece 1, Steve Belli 1, Jordan Beck 1, Shaun Tinsley 1, George Baxter 5, Rhys Healey 7.
A great achievement which highlights opportunities youth players are getting at the club.
No other Welsh Premier or Cymru Alliance club has played as many youth players in their first team as ourselves to date.
The complete academy graduate list in competitive first team games to date can be seen below:
Kieran Farr – Welsh Premier - Llanelli Vs Gap Connah's Quay, Saturday 25th April 2009
Joel Thomas – Welsh Premier - Llanelli Vs Gap Connah's Quay, Saturday 25th April 2009
Josh Gannon – Welsh Premier League Cup – Caersws Vs Gap Connah’s Quay, Tuesday 28th August 2009
Jack Jones – North Wales Coast Challenge Cup – Gap Connah’s Quay Vs Barmouth and Dyffryn – Saturday 12th February 2010
Jordan Beck – North Wales Coast Challenge Cup – Gap Connah’s Quay Vs Colwyn Bay – Tuesday 2nd November 2010
Jamie Wynne - North Wales Coast Challenge Cup – Gap Connah’s Quay Vs Colwyn Bay – Tuesday 2nd November 2010
Steve Belli - North Wales Coast Challenge Cup – Gap Connah’s Quay Vs Colwyn Bay – Tuesday 2nd November 2010
George Baxter – Welsh Cup – Gap Connah’s Quay Vs UWIC - Saturday 26th February 2011
Rhys Healey - Cymru Alliance - Caersws Vs Gap Connah's Quay - Saturday 13th August 2011
Shaun Tinsley Cymru Alliance - Gap Connah's Quay Vs Caersws - Saturday 10th December 2011
Aled Reece Cymru Alliance – Llangefni Vs Gap Connah’s Quay – Saturday14th January 2012