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Retained Players 2023/24

The club are delighted to confirm it’s retained players for 2023/24 Season;

Mike Lewis
Mike George
Luke Sylvester
Liam Warman
Curtis Macdonald
Chris Hugh
Troy Greening
Aiden Lewis
Jordan Cotterill
Kanye McLaggon
Mo Djalo
Cai Rowlands
Evan Press
Rhys Davies

Departing players:
Luke Cooper
Kyle Jones
Drew Fahiya
Cameron Clarke
Josh Graham
Lewis Baldwin
Merv Bennett

Contracted Offer rejected:
Josh Bull

Contract offered and further discussion pending:
Callum Sainty

Moved to coaching team:
Gavin Beddard

Lee Kendall, Manager commented: ” “I’d like to place on record my sincere thanks to all departing players who have individually contributed so much to the success of our club. Without their efforts we would not have achieved so much together last season. Thank you to each player from I and all at the club wish you the very best of luck in the future.”

Category B Academy License

We are pleased to share we have been granted a category B academy license by the FAW.

In the new categorisation programme there are 3 Academy categories and we are delighted to have achieved Category B at the first time of asking. Our status will ensure our high quality provision and games programmes continues with no changes.

The ongoing rigorous audit process has demanded much from the club over the past year, the club would like to place on record its thanks to Head of Academy Damian Flynn, David Cole, Nathan Nurton and the rest of the team for their diligence and efforts in achieving the status we applied for.

Damian Flynn, Head of Academy commented:”I’d like to thank the team at the academy especially David and Nathan for their support and dedication over the past 12 months to achieve this B status. We pride ourselves on giving our players the best opportunities to develop both as football players and human beings and I am delighted we can continue to support their development in an environment that strives to be the best it can be.”

Watch this space for recruitment day information next week…

Performance Analyst Internship

Barry Town United are currently recruiting for an Analyst Intern who will be an integral part of the first team staff in the JD Cymru Premier for the forthcoming 23/24 season.

This placement is open for current Undergraduate students and Masters students who are looking for a work placement opportunity within the field of Performance Analysis.


– To record all first team games, video edit appropriate materials to aid staff decision making and player learning.

– The individual will work closely with staff and players to support individual player development.

– The appropriate person must be willing to work with Instat and work with centrally generated reports.

– In conjunction with first team staff the individual will compile reports on upcoming opposition.


Please send applications to by Friday 19th May.

Lee Kendall and Dafydd Williams sign new deals

Barry Town United are delighted to confirm, following a hugely successful season which has seen us win both The JD Cymru South and WBS League Southern Cup; Manager Lee Kendall has agreed a new two-year deal at the club.

UEFA PRO Licence holder Kendall as we know already has a strong history and affinity with our club having made his debut as a player in the UEFA cup against Boavista FC in 2000. A seasoned professional as a player and in coaching, we’re looking forward to Lee leading us back onto The JD Cymru Premier next season.

We are also delighted to confirm that Assistant Manager Dafydd Williams has agreed a 2 year deal.

Lee Kendall, Manager commented: “I’d like to thank Chairman Mark Barrett and the whole executive board for their trust. I’m looking forward to leading the club back into the JD Cymru Premier next season.”

JD Cymru South Champions

Yesterdays 5-0 win against Pontardawe Town AFC confirmed Barry Town United’s status as JD Cymru South Champions for the 2022/23 season.

An official trophy lift will take place following our home game against Afan Lido on the 15th of April.

Wales C Selection | Kayne Mclaggon

Barry Town United are delighted to confirm that Captain Kayne McLaggon has been selected to represent Cymru C in their Challenge Match against England C on March 21st.

Kayne has netted 27 times in all competitions this season and deserves to be once again named in the squad.

Our best wishes are extended to Mark Jones and the whole squad for the fixture.

McLaggon signs new deal

McLaggon set to stay until 2025.

Barry Town United AFC are delighted to announce that Captain Kayne McLaggon has signed a new contract which will will keep him at the club until June 2025.

First signing for the club on June 8th 2017, hometown hero Kayne has since made 174 appearance scoring 96 goals along the way. His goal scoring exploits have resulted in him winning the golden boot for five consecutive seasons.

Kayne has proudly represented his family, our club and his country at Cymru C level and continues to be a fantastic ambassador for our club and our community.

Here’s to 2025!


Sylvester and Jones Join

We are delighted to announce the signings of Luke Sylvester and Kyle Jones.

Fullback Sylvester joins the club from Penybont but will be a familiar face to many having been a part of our development team.

Versatile Jones is our second signing from Cambrian and Clydach this season. Kyle can play as both a central defender and slot in within the midfield, providing us with plenty of depth as we head into the later stages of the season.

Welcome Josh Bull

We are delighted to announce the signing of striker Josh Bull from Cambrian and Clydach. 29 year old Josh joins already having 13 goals to his name in the current JD Cymru South campaign. Manager, Lee Kendall commented: “We are excited to work with Josh, he will add a lot of quality to our group and his personality will be brilliant for the team.” Josh Bull on his signing commented: “I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to play for such a great club. I’ve always enjoyed playing at Jenner Park and I’ll now look forward to doing so even more as a Barry Town player. I’d like to wish Cambrian all the very best moving forward.” Many Thanks to Cambrian for their support with the transfer.

Llantwit Major 0-1 Barry Town United | JD Cymru South | Match Report

A 9th minute goal from Barry Man of the Match, Luke Cooper, was just enough to earn Barry three points in the return festive fixture at Windmill Lane.

Travelling support made up a large amount of the 550 fans at the game, as Barry went four points clear at the top of JD Cymru South.

The early goal came from a corner on the Barry left with Cooper outjumping his marker to head home.

It was a tight match, though, and Barry had to defend doggedly in the second half, especially after the sending off of Chris Hugh for a second yellow card in the 58th minute left Town down to ten men with more than half an hour to play.

Llantwit’s numerical advantage was clear and in the final minutes, Mike Lewis’s goal led a charmed life, with one effort coming back off the inside of the post, and a number of scrambled clearances inside the box, but Barry held on.