Ammanford centre-back Owen re-joins local side Port Talbot

Ammanford centre half Rhys Owen has departed the club after three and a half years in order to rejoin his local side Port Talbot Town. 

The defender joined the Carmarthenshire based outfit from Caerau but suffered relegation  in his first season.

However, the 30 year old remained at the club and helped guide the club to promotion before consecutive high mid table finishes.

Having come through the Port Talbot Town academy system, before playing for their rivals Afan Lido and then further clubs including Taffs Well and Caerau, Owen settled at Ammanford.

A clear leader on the pitch, Owen was captain of the side on numerous occasions and joins a Port Talbot side looking to eventually return to the top flight after relegation in 2015/16.

The defender said “I loved my time at Ammanford, it’s a great club and I’m grateful for everything the club and Gruff have done for me on and off the field. I’m obviously excited to be back at Port Talbot and the chance to play there, in my home town, and hopefully take the club back to where it belongs. There’s a quality squad in place and I’m looking forward to being a part of it this season.” 

The tenacious, old school defender joins Paul Evans’ side which has already included other additions ahead of the new season including Neil Thomas and Jackson Hall.

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