As the Season`s start draws Closer Airbus UK Broughton have announced 2 new signings along with 2 departures, re-joing the Wingmakers after spending time playing College Football in the US is midfielder Richie Dorman who previously played for the Club between 2004-06 and is the brother of Crystal Palace midfielder Andy Dorman who recently joined the eagles from St Mirren, also joining the Club is Full back/Midfielder Phil Clarke who has also just returned to the UK after 12 months in New Zealand playing for Hawkes Bay and laterly Napier City Rovers, Clark previously turned our for Caernarfon under Steve O`Shaughnessy and joined his manager at Gap Connahs Quay before a spell at Welshpool Town prior to his departure.
It is hoped both players International Clearance Certificates are obtained in time for Manager Craig Harrison to consider them for the opening League Fixture versus Llanelli on Sunday (15th Aug 2.00pm ko)
Leaving the Airfield to join Buckley Town in the Huws Gray Alliance is striker James McIntosh who holds the record scoring prize at the Airfield to date, McIntosh had been at the Airfield since 2004 and had scored 39 goals in 132 Appearances for the Wingmakers and his previously clubs include Mold Alex and a brief spell at Colwyn Bay.
Also departing the Airfield is defender Gareth Sudlow whose likely destination is Caersws in the Huws Gray Alliance after the Mid Wales Club notified Airbus of their desire to sign Sudlow, The tall central defender had made 140 Welsh Premier League starts and scored 14 goals along the way. Sudlows previous Clubs include Newtown and Caersws where he looks like returning to.
Manager Craig Harrison was quick to praise both players upon their departures "Both Suds and Macca have been great servants to Airbus UK Broughton Football Club, they have both give their all for the Club and been professional in their attitudes and performances for me, I was unable to guarantee either as much time playing football as they would both like and can understand them wanting to join Clubs where playing regular is more likely, I am sorry to see both lads go but Football is like that sometimes and keeping everyone happy is difficult at times, both lads know they are welcome anytime at the Airfield and I hope they have great seasons at their new Clubs.
Everyone at the Airfield welcome Richie and Phil to the Club and wish MacIntosh and Sudlow their best wishes for the future.
Also likely to depart the Airfield in the near future is youngster Jack Challinor who will join Colin Quirk, James MacIntosh, Gary McConnell at Buckley Town in the Alliance although it is thought that youngster George Cowell is unlikely to remain at Globe Way despite spending most of pre season with the Buck`s.
Pic: Gareth Sudlow(right) in action for the Wingmakers against Rhyl.