Bristol Manor Farm Football Club is delighted to announce that central midfielder Theo Llewellyn has agreed terms ahead of the 2021/22 Southern League season.
Llewellyn becomes the second signing of the summer, after Owen Howe’s arrival was announced last week, and the Welsh-midfielder believes that Manor Farm are in a “stronger position” to achieve both the club’s and his personal aspirations next season.
“My aims, and the clubs aims, are exactly the same,” Llewellyn began.
“I’ve come here to win the league. I have aspirations, and so do the club, of getting promoted and winning this division.
“There were a number of offers from other teams, but I thought that Manor Farm were in a stronger position to accomplish my aims of gaining promotion,” Llewellyn said.
A defensive midfielder by trade, Llewellyn started his career with Championship side Bristol City FC. He featured a number of times for Wales at U15, U16, and U17 levels (Winning the 2014 Victory Shield). Since leaving Ashton Gate in 2018, Llewellyn went on to play for Gloucester City, Town, Alvechurch, and Redditch United. During his time at Yate Town in the Southern League, Llewellyn recalls his early encounters with Manor Farm.
“I was at Yate Town for a couple of seasons, so I have some experience playing against Manor Farm!” Llewellyn said.
“I can remember that it was a good battle, and that the Farm were really well supported – with the supporters always getting behind the team.
“I have fond memories of playing at Manor Farm, and I hope to bring success and positivity during my time at the club,” said Llewellyn.
With the club pushing for promotion next season, Llewellyn is no stranger to the Southern League – and knows that every team will be “raring to go” after the lengthy-absence from competitive football at this level.
“I think everybody is going to come back fighting fit and raring to go,” Llewellyn expressed.
“The last couple of seasons have been so hit and miss, and I think that everybody is looking forward to getting their teeth stuck into a proper season as we all know it.
“The standard df the league is going to be high. Probably higher than it has ever been before. I’m sure the boys have been looking after themselves and doing their bits. My guess is that everyone is really looking forward to getting stuck in.
“I know I’m ready, and I’m sure Manor Farm are ready, and I’m confident that we’re going to be up there,” said Llewellyn.
The former Wales youth international was also very complementary of First-team Manager Lee Lashenko, as well as Grant Kalahar, Grantley Dicks, and the rest of the Manor Farm coaching staff.
“My first impressions of Lee is that he’s a top top bloke. I honestly haven’t got a bad word to say about him,” Llewellyn said.
“A few seasons ago, Lee actually showed some interest in me – but I made the decision to sign for Yate Town.
“As soon as Lee knew that I would be returning to Bristol this summer, Lee was the first manager to call me up and re-express that interest in me.
“I guess when you ask ‘Why Manor Farm?’ my first response is because I want to win the league. But I would also like to add that Lee was another big influence on my decision to join the club.
“He seems like a great manager – and I’ve heard lots of good things about him, Grantley, and Grant. I’m really looking forward to building strong relationships with the team this summer,” Llewellyn said.
Welcome to Bristol Manor Farm Football Club, Theo! And we look forward to seeing you in a Manor Farm shirt soon.
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