Haverfordwest County AFC are delighted to confirm that Craig Hanford has joined the club’s backroom staff as a First Team Coach.

The 37-year-old is vastly experienced at this level of Welsh football, having made over 300 appearances as a player for the likes of Port Talbot Town, Afan Lido and, primarily, Carmarthen Town, and will focus on strength and conditioning in his new role in west Wales.

In his impressive playing career – which spanned nearly two decades – Hanford won the Nathaniel MG Cup three times in a row between 2011 and 2014, once with Afan Lido and twice with Carmarthen Town – with every victory coming via a penalty shootout.

Hanford was a former player at the Ogi Bridge Meadow, joining the Bluebirds from Port Talbot Town in the 2008-09 season.

The defender made 34 appearances for the club as we recorded a 7th-placed finish in the then Welsh Premier League.

“I’m looking forward to the challenge ahead,” said Hanford. “It’s an exciting time for the club and I’m delighted to be on board.”

Craig also runs his own company – CH Injury Specialists – which provide sports massages, physiotherapy, and various rehabilitation programmes.

His expertise in this area will be a real asset to the club, as we continue to improve our professionalism in key areas.