Merthyr Town Football Club is pleased to announce the duo signing of goalkeeper Jamie Cogman and midfielder Ellis Hibbert.
Cogman spent 4 seasons at Brisbane City FC and then moved onto Brisbane Roar’s Academy set up before making the move across the other side of the world to Wales to sign with Cardiff City.
Jaimie signed as an apprentice with CCFC back in 2019 and spent the last two years training and playing in the Under 18 side.
Whilst Jaimie spent time with CCFC, he was also working on a 2 year college diploma which allowed him to gain qualifications to go to University.
So far the 18-year-old has represented the U18 team, U23 team, trained with the first team and has been on the national team radar for some time.
This is not an unfamiliar pathway for BCFC staff, with both Goalkeeper Academy Director Billy Lumley and TD Tommy Laxton taking identical paths as Jaimie, Billy with Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tommy with Leyton Orient. Co-incidentally both were involved in the program at Tottenham before moving to other clubs.
Ellis on the other hand arrives at The Met Coaches Stadium as a promising young talent, following his release from Swansea City Football Club. He will add strength and depth to Dean Clarke's side as they serge to move up the Southern League Premier South table.
Speaking on his signing announcement, Manager Dean Clarke said: "I'm really pleased to welcome Jamie to the Football Club.
"He's really good character who will add a lot of competition to our goalkeeping front.
On Hibbert: "I'm delighted to welcome Ellis to the football club. He's showed some real promising signs in pre-season and will be an exciting talent for the future at Merthyr.
(Photo Credit - Cardiff City Football Club)