Garden Village Squad - 2006/2007

By Webmaster, Garden Village AFC - August 3 2006
Goalkeepers
 GOALKEEPERS  
   
Simon Cole

Age:
22
Former Swansea City shot-stopper Simon joined the club a couple of weeks into the season from Welsh Premiership outfit Aberystwyth Town, but he never made a competitive appearance for the Seasiders. The 22-year-old Wales U-19 cap did make three starts for near-neighbours Llanelli in 2002/03, but had to wait until November 2005 to make his Village debut in the 3-1 win at Abertillery Excelsiors.

Previous Clubs:
Swansea City, Aberystwyth Town, Llanelli. Also a former Wales Under-19 international.

   
Dale Hulland

Age:
24
Has Welsh League experience with Briton Ferry, Goytre United and Morriston Town. Made his first-team debut in the 5-1 friendly win at Tenby in July 2006.

Previous Clubs:
Goytre United, Briton Ferry, Morriston Town.

   
Stuart Lloyd

Age:
23
Son of manager Bob Lloyd, Stuart had been out of the game since December 2004 when he picked up an injury in a match at Porthcawl Town, but returned to between the sticks in the summer of 2006. A great commander of his box and a good shot stopper, Stuart will be hoping to re-claim the number one jersey for season 2006/07.

Previous Clubs:
Garden Village Juniors, Swansea City Youth.

   
 DEFENDERS  
   
David Evans

Age:
23
At only 23 years of age, David has been an established member of the first team for many seasons after progressing through the Junior section of the club. Suffered a nasty leg injury in the derby match at Morriston in December 2005 but did return before the end of the season. Was scorer of just one goal in the League Cup win over Pontyclun last October.

Previous Clubs:
Garden Village Juniors.

   
Michael Harvey

Age:
23
Joined in the summer of 2006 from unsuccessful Welsh Premiership candidates Neath Athletic and made his debut in the pre-season friendly win at Tenby. The central defender has also played for Pontardawe Town and West End.

Previous Clubs:
Pontardawe Town, West End, Neath Athletic.

   
Jack Jenkins
 
Age:
20
Left-sided 20-year-old defender and midfielder who joined the club from near-neighbours Briton Ferry at the start of October 2005. After a spell away from the first-team as the final campaign drew to a close, Jack will be hoping to become a regular name on Bob Lloyd's team sheet.

Previous Clubs:
Briton Ferry.

   
Alex Jones

Age: 19

A keen cricketer, Alex was a member of the successful Under-16's side of 2003/04. Strong at the back, he made his first-team debut as a substitute in the league win at Ammanford in August 2004.

Previous Clubs:
Garden Village Juniors.

   
Neil Lloyd
 
Age:
23
Bob Lloyd's other son, the 23-year-old right-sided defender is another to have progressed through the Junior ranks at the club. He has also represented Porth Tywyn at Youth level and Swansea Boys’ Club. Broke his leg in the 1-1 draw at Gwynfi United in October 2005 and missed the rest of the campaign.

Previous Clubs:
Garden Village Juniors, Porth Tywyn Youth.

   
Nicky Lowe

Age:
19
A left-sided defender who can also operate in midfield, Nicky played Swansea Senior League football last season for Mountain Dew before making the summer switch to Stafford Common. He's had trials at a number of professional clubs and has played for Afan Lido, Llanelli and Port Talbot and Youth and Junior level.

Previous Clubs:
Llanelli, Afan Lido, Port Talbot Town, Mountain Dew.

   
Jamie Mansell

Age:
28
Made his debut in the 2-1 defeat at Croesyceiliog in the Welsh Cup last season. The strong centre half helped Pontardawe Town to the Welsh League Second Division championship and to the final of the Shamrock Travel League Cup during 2004/2005. Has also played for Rhayader Town.

Previous Clubs:
Rhayader Town, Pontardawe Town.

   
Andrew Pugh

Age:
27
The experienced defender is yet to appear for the first-team in the league. He did make three appearances during last pre-season, as well as playing at Tenby in July, and came on as a last minute substitute in the West Wales Senior Cup defeat at Llansawel in October 2005.

Previous Clubs:
Swansea City, Briton Ferry, Neath AFC, Seven Sisters.

   
David Rimmer

Age:
25
Son of former Manchester United and Arsenal goalkeeper Jimmy Rimmer. Dai is strong in the air, lethal in front of goal and was scorer of five goals last season. Was second top-scorer behind the currently injured Ben Brown (16) with eight the season before last.

Previous Clubs:
Swansea City Youth, Llanelli Youth, Pontardawe Town.

   
Neil Simon

Age:
26
The third and final defender to have joined the ranks for the new season, Neil made his first appearance in a Village shirt during the 4-0 friendly win over St. Joseph's. Joined the club from neighbours Morriston Town but also made 36 appearances, scoring once, for both Aberystwyth Town and Haverfordwest County in the Welsh Premiership between 1998 and 2000.

Previous Clubs:
Aberystwyth Town, Haverfordwest County, Morriston Town.

   
Craig Smith

Age:
19
Another member of the Village Under-16’s of three seasons ago, Craig made his first Village appearance at Merthyr Saints in October 2004. Has bags of pace and is an exciting prospect.

Previous Clubs:
Garden Village Juniors.

   
MIDFIELDERS  
   
Carl Alfei

Age: 23

Signed in the summer of 2003 from Pontardawe, Carl is a left-sided player who can play either in midfield or at the back if needed. Represented St. Joseph’s (Swansea League) at Youth level.

Previous Clubs:
St. Joseph's, Pontardawe Town.

   
Paul Bromage

Age:
34

Joined in December 2004 from Seven Sisters, Paul was once on the books at both Queen’s Park Rangers and Swansea City. The experienced midfielder has played League of Wales football with Briton Ferry, Afan Lido and Port Talbot Athletic, making 48 league appearances and scoring on 2 occasions. The experienced midfielder scored just one goal last season.

 

Previous Clubs:
QPR Youth, Swansea City Youth, Briton Ferry, Afan Lido, Port Talbot Athletic, Seven Sisters.

   
Steven Evans

Age: 22

Younger brother of David, Steve progressed through the Juniors before a move to Skewen Athletic in the summer of 2004. After only one season playing with the Tennant Park outfit, he moved back to Village last summer season after the merger between his old club and Neath. Steve was scorer of 11 goals from midfield last term.

Previous Clubs:
Garden Village Juniors, Skewen Athletic.

   
Chris Holt

Age: 23

Joined ahead of the new season and made his first appearance as a second-half substitute in the friendly defeat against ENTO Aberaman. Played for Mountain Dew in the Swansea League last term and has also represented Pontardawe Town.

Previous Clubs:
Pontardawe Town, Mountain Dew.

   
Derrick Jenkins

Age:
21
Tough-battling midfielder/forward who joined the club from Briton Ferry in October 2005 and made his debut as a substitute in the home win over Troedyrhiw a few days later. Scored his first goal in Village colours the following day in the West Wales Cup defeat at Llansawel, but had to wait until the start of December to bag his first league goal against Cardiff Corries after a month on the sidelines.

Previous Clubs:
Briton Ferry.

   
Phil John

Age:
25
Has been in the first-team on and off over the last couple of seasons but looked to have regained his place in the teams engine room during 2004/05. A tough battler, Phil sadly suffered a nasty injury in the opening match of last season at Pontypridd and was out until July when he returned in the friendly at Tenby by putting in a man of the match performance.

Previous Clubs:
Garden Village Juniors.

   
Marc Lloyd

Age: 24

A qualified physiotherapist who works alongside Swansea City physio Richard Evans on matchdays at the Liberty Stadium, Marc is an exciting player who often operates at wing-back, but can also play in midfield and up-front. Found the net four times last term.

Previous Clubs:
Millwall Youth.

   
Mark Napieralla

Age: 25

Signed from Neath Athletic during the summer of 2006 and deputized at right-wing back in the friendly defeat against ENTO Aberaman. Scored the opening goal in Village's next match against St. Joseph's.

Previous Clubs:
Afan Lido, Neath Athletic.

   
Dean Richards

Age: 24

Joined the club during last pre-season after playing for Neath the season before last. The big midfielder, who can also play in defence, is yet to feature for the first-team.

Previous Clubs:
Neath AFC.

   
Nicholas Romanello

Age: 38

Long serving member of the club, a veteran of the game and club captain, Nicky played a major role in the promotions from the Carmarthenshire League right through to the First Division of the Welsh League between 1999 and 2002. Has been with the club since his Junior days, but also had a brief spell at Haverfordwest.

Previous Clubs:
Garden Village Juniors, Haverfordwest County.

   
Dayle Selvage

Age: 17

Stepped-up from the Under-16’s in the summer of 2005. Has little experience but you wouldn’t think it! A very reliable and confident young player who has already made the position on the right-hand side his own. Scored his first goal in senior football in the home defeat by ENTO Aberaman in September 2005 and scored again the following weekend at Barry Town in the League Cup.

 

Previous Clubs:
Garden Village Juniors.

   
Lee Sullivan

Age: 25

Talented midfield player who joined in the summer after spending most of his career in the Swansea Senior League. Made his only first-team appearance as a substitute in the opening day defeat at Pontypridd last August.

Previous Clubs:
Swansea Senior League.

   
Chris Thomas
 
Age:
33
Another old head that Village can call upon in midfield. ‘Taz’, as he’s known, was signed back in March 2005 and made his debut in the home win over Pontyclun that month. Has experience with Swansea City, Llanelli, Haverfordwest, Merthyr Tydfil and Neath.

Previous Clubs:
Swansea City Youth, Llanelli, Haverfordwest County, Merthyr Tydfil, Neath AFC.

   
Marc Thomas

Age: 19

Promising youngster who has a few first-team appearances under his belt but hasn't featured for Bob Lloyd's side regularly. Can also play up-front.

Previous Clubs:
Garden Village Juniors.

   
Freddy Treloar

Age: 20

Returned to Garden Village in July 2006 after spending a couple of years at Neath. Very quick and skilful midfield player.

Previous Clubs:
Neath Athletic.

   
FORWARDS  
   
Craig Blake

Age: 31

Failed to score last season but can be a real handful for defenders. Has experience in the Swansea Senior League with Port Tennant and Bonymaen Colts.

 

Previous Clubs:
Bonymaen Colts, Port Tennant Colts.

   
Richard Jones

Age: 16

Promising young striker who played for the Under-16's last season. Made his senior debut as a substitute in the win at Tenby.

Previous Clubs:
Garden Village Juniors.

   
Phil Myles

Age: 21

Young striker who joined in October 2005 from Briton Ferry. Made his first start in the West Wales Cup defeat at Llansawel but was top-scorer for the Reserve team last term as they finished second in the league.

Previous Clubs:
Briton Ferry.

   
Ashley Richards

Age: 22

Made the switch to Stafford Common after playing for Skewen in 2004/05, Ashley is a very tall striker with an eye for goal. Was top-scorer last season with 19 goals. Has also played for Pontardawe.

 

Previous Clubs:
Pontardawe Town, Skewen Athletic.

   
Nigel Rogers

Age: 33

Joined last season from strugglers Gwynfi United after moving down to Swansea. The vastly experienced striker, who has an impressive goalscoring record at Welsh League level, has also played for Maesteg Park, Skewen and Ton Pentre.

Previous Clubs:
Maesteg Park, Skewen Athletic, Ton Pentre, Gwynfi United.

   
Rob Shannon

Age: 22

The skilful young striker joined the club after helping West End to promotion from Division 3 last term. He started his career as a trainee at Swansea City and made 13, scoring just once, in the Welsh Premiership for Llanelli and Port Talbot. Scored twice on his Village debut down in Tenby.

Previous Clubs:
Swansea City Youth, Goytre United, Llanelli, Port Talbot Town, West End.

   
Owen Williams

Age: 18

Tricky young forward player who was another member of the free-scoring Under-16’s of three seasons ago. Made his senior debut away at Llanwern in August 2004 and scored his first goal a few weeks later in the home defeat by Pontardawe. Was in and out of the first-team last season and was scorer of two goals.

Previous Clubs:
Garden Village Juniors, Swansea City Youth.