THE Seagulls have announced that midfielder Sion Edwards has left the club to join Bangor 1876.
Sion joined the Bay during the summer of 2019 from Porthmadog ahead of our return to Welsh football.
The 34-year-old started his career as a youngster at Wrexham but made his name at Bangor City, with whom the won the Welsh Premier League title in 2011, three Welsh Cup winners medals, two runners-up medals and 13 European appearances.
He scored five goals in 35 appearances during his time with the Bay.
Bay manager Craig Hogg said: “We are disappointed to see Sion leave but totally understand his reasons for doing so.
“Sion has been a great servant to the club since he joined us on our return to Welsh football and that won’t be forgotten on us.
“Sion feels that the considerable impact and intensity of Tier 2 football has taken a toll on his body, especially with the nature of injuries he’s had this campaign.
“At his age he feels it best to step away from this level. He will be a miss for sure but I really wish him well.
“It’s been a privilege to work with him and I do wish him all the best with the remainder of his career.”
IN a message to Seagulls fans, Sion says: “I would just like to tell everyone the reasons why I’ve left and it is all from a personal point of view.
“With my back injury and injuries to both ankles this season, I felt I couldn’t get up to speed with the level that is required.
“I wish I was 3/4 years younger and joining this amazing club.
“It is an unbelievable club and I hope they can get promotion in the coming years.
“I’d like to say thank you to coaches Beno and Pricey, the players and more than anything chairman Neil and manager Craig. They made this move very simple and completely understood my reasons for leaving.
“I wish everyone at the club all the very best for the future and I’ll be at the ground watching when I have free weekends, as I am now a fan!
“I’ve been lucky to play for clubs with amazing fans over the years, but Colwyn Bay are right up there with the best. Thank you for making me feel so welcome. It has been a pleasure.