COLWYN Bay have secured the services of promising teenager Kian Owen.

The Seagulls’ confirmed the signing of the 16-year-old on Monday, with Owen joining from FAW Tier 2 North League rivals Bangor City.

The talented left-back was thrust into the limelight midway through the previous campaign after a host of senior squad members left the Citizens’ following their financial troubles, with a host of Academy graduates stepping up to Huws Gray Alliance level and performing well throughout the second half of the season.

Owen now joins a Bay squad littered with talent as they go in search of a first-time promotion to the JD Welsh Premier League, and the player will be given time to develop before contributing on a more regular basis in the first team.

Manager Craig Hogg, said: "Kian is a Bangor lad who turns 17 in August. He played a number of games for City last season and was recommended to me as a player of interest.

"He trained with us in week one of our pre-season preparations and carried himself very well indeed.

"For a young lad to come in and apply himself in the way he has done is commendable.

"I met his parents last week and together we felt that Colwyn Bay is the right environment for him to be in, especially at such a very early stage of his development in senior football.

"We hope now that he grows as a player in his time with us and learns his trade whilst being around the positive and like-minded people we feel we have at the club.

"The focus now will be to support Kian with his development, as we are currently doing with Morgan Owen and some of the other young players we have at the club.

"With dedication to the sport and a great deal of hard work from all parties involved, we feel we could have some really good footballers on our hands and Kian could certainly be one of them."