12 Aug 2019, Monday


Merthyr Town Football Club are delighted to announce that former Academy Player Jay Williams has signed for Fulham FC.

Jay was part of the clubs U15s side just 2 years ago before moving to the Exciles. The 16-year-old is also 1st team manager Gavin Williams’ son who his hoping that Jay can follow him in his footsteps of playing professional football at its highest level.

Speaking on signing for the London club, He said: “I’m over the moon to sign for such a big club like Fulham and I can’t wait to get started." He told fulhamfc.com. "My trial went really well and now I’m getting to know the boys it’s all going nicely.

"Playing in the Under-23s whilst on trial is a challenging and good environment, but I’m enjoying it.

"The boys have had a great start against Spurs and they’re all really good players, hopefully I can add a bit extra.

"Newport is a great club. They’ve done a lot for me over the last three years. My goal here is to progress into the Under-23s and work towards my pro contract.”

After the transfer was finalised, NCAFC Academy Manager Jorden Gibson said to www.newport-county.co.uk “I am delighted to see Jay move to a club like Fulham, not only is it excellent for him but also adds to the growing reputation of Academy players coming through our ranks and this move demonstrates the direction in which the academy is moving towards.

“Jay has been outstanding since I joined Newport and certainly earned the right for this move. He works hard, has the right attitude and definitely has the potential. On behalf of everyone at NCAFC, I wish him all the best for the future."


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