Druids sign Healing, Newton and Taylor

Ellis Healing, Rakim Newton and Johnny Taylor have all joined the Cefn Druids as they prepare for Phase Two of the Welsh Premier League.

Huw Griffiths has added to his Druids side who finished just outside the bottom two as they now face 10 fixtures to keep themselves in the Welsh top flight.


One signing comes in the form of Ellis Healing who has had experience with Premier League side Airbus UK who currently sit bottom of the table, Healing was most recently playing in the Australian Second Division for Armadale FC. 

Healing appeared on ITV’s Take Me Out earlier this year whilst contracted to Airbus UK.

Newton joins after being released from Rhyl following his summer arrival from Vanarama National League side Wrexham. 

The 19 year-old who was born in America featured a few times for the Lilywhites, setting up Rob Hughes for their winner against Cardiff Met as well as starting a few fixtures, although his last noted appearance was in September. 

The Druids have also signed Jonathon Taylor who has joined the Ancients from Welsh National League side Llay Miners Welfare.

It is understood that Taylor was a long term target for manager Huw Griffiths and he is delighted to have secured a player of his calibre as they prepare for Phase Two.


Speaking to the Druids website, Griffiths spoke of his delight of securing all three signings. 

“Johnny has a bit of a bad boy tag but I think we can manage him to make sure he makes the right choices. I’ve known him since he was a young age and he knows he is probably on his last chance. He is a fantastic talent. 

We’ve brought Rakim in to bolster our midfield options. He is mobile and gets around the pitch. He has work to do on learning on how we want him to play but he is a great prospect for the future.

Ellis on the other hand, gives us something different. He is a very good versatile footballer and has matured a lot as a person and as a player.

He has impressed a lot in training, what he can give us as a winger, midfielder or as a striker is great.”

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