CONWY Borough have made a notable addition to their backroom team in the form of Ben Heald.

The Tangerines’ confirmed that the popular figure will take on the role of goalkeeper coach at the JD Cymru North outfit, with Heald looking to put his playing experience to good use in his new role.

The former Borough number one will be working closely with Rory Crowther, a talented shot-stopper who joined the club from wound-up Rhyl recently.

Manager Mathew Jones, said: “I’ve had a number of conversations with Ben since I joined the club and for me it’s a really positive move and a very natural fit.

“It also ensures some continuity and I am delighted Ben will be beginning his coaching journey with us here at Conwy, having been a superb servant between the sticks in recent years.”

Jones has been incredibly busy during his first few weeks in the role as he looks to build on the sixth-placed finish the team achieved last season.

He secured the services of another player recently as defender Anthony Marshall agreed to return following a spell at Llandudno last season.

The accomplished defender worked with Jones at Maesdu Park last term, and the manager is clearly delighted to have acquired the player during his first season at the helm.

“I’m delighted to be bringing Ant back. I thoroughly enjoyed working with him last year and I’m really pleased to get the opportunity to continue that this year,” added Jones.

“Again, it is another strong addition to the group and Ant will once again prove to be a popular figure both on and off the pitch.”

Borough got together for their first training session on Saturday after the Football Association of Wales gave clubs across the country the green light to resume team activities in groups of no more than 30.