JORDAN Carrington, a fan favourite at the Bay for the last five years, has announced his retirement due to his ongoing work commitments.

Jordan has been a fan of the Bay since he was a young lad and got the opportunity to play for his home town club in November 2018.

Jordan went on to make 48 appearances and 33 as an unused substitute.

He started with the Reserves and soon impressed the coaches with his performances in training and matches, earning a promotion to the first team.

Jordan debuted as a second-half substitute in the 2-1 victory against Droylsden and scored his only goal for the Bay against Corwen in September 2019 in the Welsh Cup.

Before signing for the Bay, the centre-half had played for Llandudno and Llandudno Junction.

Bay chairman Neil Coverley said:
“I speak on behalf of all Bay fans in thanking Jordan for his contribution to the club and to wish him a happy retirement.

“He’s one of very select few to have played for the Bay in the English system and on our return to Wales and been played a part in the club’s revival over recent seasons.

“From supporting the team as a young lad at Llanelian Road to playing in a Welsh Cup semi final for the club, Jordan can hopefully inspire many more to follow the same path.

“I’m sure we’ll see him watching and supporting the Bay when he can. Cheers mate!”

Jordan Carrington said:

“First of all I would like to thank everyone who has been involved with Colwyn Bay on and off the pitch over the last few seasons, it’s been an amazing journey!

“From making my full debut against Leek Town away on a cold Tuesday night to helping the team get to the semi final of the Welsh Cup last season, we should have won that day!!

“Thank you to all my team-mates, I’ve made some friends for life.

“To Hoggy who gave me the chance to play for my hometown club and also a thank you to Evo who’s been absolutely class since he’s come in.

“The club is going places under him and his coaching staff and long may it continue! The owners Brian and Dave, they backed the club in hard times and I hope now it’s worth it.

“Special mention to Neil Coverley though, not just a Chairman but also a good friend. Lucky enough to share the pitch a couple times with him at the start (Probably the quickest CB pairing in the club’s history to be fair to us…..) but seeing him flourish now in his new role is amazing to see.

“We’ve come a long way since we were struggling to get crowds of 100-150 at home games and a lot of that is down to Covs and his hard work that goes unnoticed.

“Last but not least the fans…. It’s been an absolute pleasure, the best in Wales and have been for a while now. I look forward to seeing the lads play in the Welsh Prem next season and hopefully a European tour is not too far away 🕊️

“P.S I’m sure the legend, Bry kitman will be looking down on the club with a huge smile on his face.”

Jord Small