COLWYN Bay have pulled off a transfer coup with the signing of Sion Edwards.

The talented midfielder joins from Tier 2 North rivals Porthmadog, where he enjoyed a standout campaign for them last term in their third-placed Huws Gray Alliance finish.

Edwards is perhaps best known for atrophy laden stint at Bangor City, and he has a Welsh Premier League title, three Welsh Cups and 13 European appearances to his name so far.

Manager Craig Hogg said: “It’s great news for us I feel.

“Edwards ticks so many boxes for us and I think he could well prove to be a very important addition.

“He’s now living in Sychnant, Conwy and has played nearly 15 years of his football in Wales.

“He has unrivalled football experiences that will benefit our group of players for sure.

“Sion isn’t just a winner by nature, he’s also a winner by fact. He’s won pretty much everything you can in Wales and has about a dozen European appearances on his CV too. There aren’t many other Bangor lads who can boast that.

“He offers us a great deal of versatility, good quality and much energy. As a management team we are pleased he’s agreed to be part of the project, we welcome him and look forward to working with the player.”

The player added that he is excited by the project awaiting him at the Seagulls, who are returning to the Welsh domestic system after a 35-year stay in the English structure.

Edwards is the latest in a series of big name signings this week, with Damian Ketley, Joe Chaplin and Mitch Bryant all putting pen to pare for Hogg and director of football Neil Coverley.

“I’m really happy to sign for Colwyn Bay. It’s a big club making the change from the English system back to Wales and that interests me a lot,” added Edwards.

“The project the club have is very exciting. I’ve known Craig for a long time and when we met and spoke it was clear to me that he has so much ambition in football - the attitude he has toward everything he does is clear and there to see, I really like that.

“I’ll be honest it was a very difficult decision to leave Porthmadog as it’s a brilliant club, with brilliant people and I really enjoyed my time there.

“But I’m looking forward to pre-season, working with everyone here and, like the rest of the lads. I can’t wait to get going.”