Bala Town Football Club are very proud to announce Kieran Smith as the Record Appearance Maker for the Club, surpassing Ashley Morris on 261 appearances!
Let's go back to the 23rd of August 2013...
"Bala Town Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of 21 year old Forward Kieran Smith from Chester Nomads! Kieran will be available to make his debut in today's match against Prestatyn Town. Croeso i Faes Tegid Kieran!"
Kieran would make his first appearance for the Lakesiders away at Prestatyn Town shortly after joining the Club and would go on to stay at Maes Tegid for four years, until the Summer of 2017, just a few months after scoring the winning goal against The New Saints in the JD Welsh Cup Final, handing the Lakesiders the trophy for the first time in our history. Kieran would move to New Zealand; joining Tasman United FC alongside former Lakesider Rob Pearson, however his time out in New Zealand was short lived as he re-joined the Town in January of 2018, where has been ever since.
Fast forward to today and Kieran is now the Record Appearance Maker for Bala Town, having made 262 appearances in all competitions, including 14 European appearances and 47 goals in all competitions. Kieran has cemented his place in Bala Town folklore, and will always be regarded as a a Legend of the Club.
Kieran Smith's contributions to Bala Town Football Club have been colossal over the two spells he's had at Maes Tegid, and as a Club, we are immensely proud and grateful to have such a dedicated professional playing for our Club.
We would like to place on record, our gratitude towards Kieran and we look forward to his next milestone in a Bala Town shirt.
Diolch am bopeth Kieran!