THE first major transfers of the summer have been completed in the JD Cymru Premier.

Last week saw dethroned champions TNS part ways with long serving midfielder Aeron Edwards who joined newly crowned Connahs Quay Nomads.

Meanwhile Bala Town have swooped for 22 year old Cardiff Metropolitan midfielder and former Llanfyllin High School student Will Evans who hails from Llangedwyn upon his return to region from South Wales.

Evans’ capture was welcomed by Bala Town manager Colin Caton as the Maes Tegid club gear up for their Europa League campaign.

Caton said: “We are really pleased to get Will. He has been at Cardiff Met University for a number of years now and played against us on a number of occasions and been a player that I’ve admired.

“He’ll be a great addition not just as a player but socially as well as he’s a really nice lad and fits what we are about.”

Meanwhile Wales C international Edwards insisted the “time was right” to move to Deeside after more than a decade with TNS.

The 32 year old said: “I’ve seen things about me jumping ship now Nomads have won the title, but that’s not the case.

“I thought I would spend most, if not all, of my career at TNS, and I’d been there 11 years, which is a third of my life.

“This is an opportunity for me to have one last go at something new, it’s a fresh challenge for me in terms of getting to know a different system with new team-mates.

Nomads manager Andy Morrison said: “He is a player I have admired for many years and we’re delighted to sign him.”