Strong squads announced for Ynys Môn Men’s Trial Game

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Last updated: October 12th 2018

As the Ynys Môn Men’s Football Team continue with preparations for the 2019 Inter Games Football Tournament being hosted on Anglesey for the first time next summer, Men’s Team Manager Campbell Harrison has announced two squads for a trial game to take place at Holyhead Hotspur next week.

The first of such trial games set to be hosted by the Ynys Môn Men’s team in the coming months, Harrison has announced two squads made up of 40 players who will compete to stake their claim to make the manager’s provisional squad which will get together for the first time in the new year.

Including players who represent clubs in Anglesey, Gwynedd and Conwy, the 40 individuals competing on Wednesday night range from Welsh Premier League, Huws Gray Alliance and Welsh Alliance Division One regulars, with experienced referee Carl Hagan leading the officiating team on the night.

Holyhead Hotspur, Holyhead Town, Llangefni Town, Bodedern Athletic, Gwalchmai, Amlwch Town, Caernarfon Town, Conwy Borough, Llandudno FC and Porthmadog will have representatives competing on Thursday night, with the two squads separated into Team Ynys and Team Môn, and players from more of the island’s clubs set to be included in future trial fixtures.

Ynys Môn Men’s Manager Campbell Harrison spoke of his excitement ahead of Wednesday’s game at Holyhead.

“This is another big step forward in terms of our preparations for next summer’s tournament, and it is hugely exciting to have a game like this on the horizon where we’re bringing so many of the island’s talents together to showcase the standard of footballers Ynys Môn has produced.

“We’ve got forty players coming together from a host of clubs across the Welsh footballing pyramid and we’re very lucky to be able to select from such a strong group of players.

“What has become clear in planning this fixture, is that we’ll certainly have to arrange another in future because there is so much talent out there that I want to take as many opportunities as possible to bring as many players as I can into the fold to give them a chance to stake their claim to be involved in what will be a brilliant tournament.

“We’re very thankful to Holyhead Hotspur for granting us full use of their facilities, and to Holyhead Roundtable who will be providing catering on the night. Entry is free for what is sure to be a very exciting game, we want to get as many people as possible and bring the island together behind our many fantastic talents. We look forward to seeing you all there.”

The first Ynys Môn Men’s Football Trial Game will take place on Wednesday, October 17th at Holyhead Hotspur. Kick-off is at 7:30, and entry to the match is free.

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