Date Published: Monday, 21st October, 2019 - 9:30am by Nik Mesney

The start to the 2019/20 season has seen a fantastic unbeaten record across multiple age groups within the club.

Since the start of the new season, this weekend has seen the first league defeat for our U19 team as they lost out to Caernarfon Town in the JD Cymru Premier Development League, however our First Team, U18, U16, U14, U12 and our newly formed Ladies team are all still unbeaten in domestic league action.

The first team's victory away at Cardiff Met extended the unbeaten league record to 11 games unbeaten, and are just one game away from equalling the twelve game unbeaten league run at the beginning of the 2016-17 campaign - our best ever unbeaten record in the Cymru Premier.

Our ladies team, only six games in to existence have also proved their ability, netting 38 goals, 24 of which have come in league competition, whilst also progressing through two rounds of the FAW Womens Cup.

Director of Football Jay Catton praised the entire club for their achievements thus far;
"It really has been an excellent start to the new season for the club across all levels. To go two months into the season with our first team, ladies team, U19s, U18s, U16s, U14s and U12s unbeaten in competitive action highlights the strength the club possesses in depth across all sectors."

First Team
"At first team level we have started the season well remaining undefeated in the league and only tasting defeat at Partick Thistle last week for the first time since Partizan Belgrade.

A huge challenge at first team level, even more so after such a demanding European campaign prior. The leadership, knowledge and continued progression led by Andy Morrison during his four-year tenure is unquestionable and even with the recent link to the Wrexham role, his professionalism has been immense as always.

The addition of Craig Harrison since last season has been another huge positive for the club. His football experience and success in the Cymru Premier along with his expertise in full time football has been pivotal and has brought so many additions and progressions to the football club that have been implemented across all sectors.

First team level success is also down to immense work from the backroom staff who deserve huge credit also.

Goalkeeper coach Neil Ebbrell enters his tenth year with the club and the work he is doing with the development of our two young senior 'keepers in Lewis Brass and Eric Merner is second to none. In my opinion we boast the strongest goalkeeper department in the country thanks to great work and structure put in through Neil.

With so many games, the work of Gemma Bamford is also so key. Our injury record and fitness level success is a huge part down to Gemma's expertise and she has been pivotal to ensuring players availability and robustness throughout.

Mark Rowlands analyst work is used weekly for staff and players and his immense commitment along with hall of famer Mal Latter our kit man are so important to the clubs success.

But most importantly the success of any first team is based on the players. We are privileged to work with such an honest, committed and talented group of players. The work the whole playing squad have put in to date across the last number of years has been different class and all deserve huge credit on the recent European campaign and current unbeaten start to the season."

Ladies Team
"Following our first team's unbeaten streak our recently formed Ladies team also boast an unbeaten start to their league campaign. Quite remarkable with them team only formed two months ago with Sara Hilton and Cassie at the helm.

The new ladies team has been followed by our newly formed U8s, U10s and U12s girls teams off the back of our great community project led by Leighton Sumner and Jordan Parry. The open girls sessions for four to twelve year olds are ran every Thursday from 5pm-6pm at The Quay 3G with some great coaches also in Steve Boyes, Elise Hughes and Andy Molyneux. Another landmark for the club was the three teams facing Chester FC recently in some great games."

Academy and Scholars
"Feeders to our first team, our Nomads Academy Coleg Cambria scholars U18s and U19s are both undefeated in league and cup action with both sides also top of their respected leagues.

The addition of Gareth Richards to the program in a full time position leading this section has been immense and pushed the program onto new heights already in such a short space of time. Gaz also added coaches and analysts staff Richard Cusato and Antonio Magalhaes whose commitment has been exceptional in their first season at the football club and both been great additions.

Long term staff Kevin Manley and Matt Sampson continue their great work with our U18s who currently sit one point from top with seven wins from seven in the Welsh National Reserve League.

Gareth Richards U19s suffered their first defeat of the season this weekend in the Cymru Premier Development League. Gareth and Jordan Parry's side have recorded some great wins and performances to date in both the U19s league and North West Category 1 League.

The great start to the campaign has also been followed by our academy cup squads at under 12, 14 and 16 who have won all 12 out of 12 games in the initial academy cup phase defeating Colwyn Bay, Llandudno, Rhyl and Airbus all but qualifying for the Super Six.

Across these groups we possess four UEFA B coaches and 2 UEFA B candidates and with the new Skill Acquisition and Youth phase curriculum with so much great work by coaches Dale Johnson and Matt Griffiths U16s, Leighton Sumner and Mick Nickson U14s and Ben Nash and Anthony Weaver U12s.

A fantastic start for all with great work from so many top staff and players. Huge well done to all involved."

An outstanding start to the season on all fronts at the club!

Connah's Quay Nomads Football Club