In Memory of Gwynne Mack
Rees is a 22-year-old forward who joined the Yate Town in early October 2020. Paul Michael then brought Ricardo to South Wales with him, when he was appointed manager of Merthyr Town in June 2022. Rees, a natural finisher in front goal, had an impressive season at Yate last year making 36 appearances in the Southern League Premier South.
He began his career at Sky Bet Championship side Bristol City and most recently became a regular in the Robins’ under-23 side before his release in the summer of 2020. During his time at Ashton Gate, he had a loan spell with Vanarama National League South side Bath City in October 2018 and with Yate`s league rivals Salisbury in 2019/20.
Ricardo had a fantastic first season at The Martyrs, scoring 21 goals and starting in all 49 games played during the season. He quickly became a fans favourite at Penydarren Park, winning the Top Goalscorer, Player of The Year and Junior Martyrs' Player of the Year at the End of Season awards in 2022/23.