Haverfordwest County AFC can confirm that Henry Jones will be leaving the club following the expiration of his contract this summer.

The midfielder, who will be linking up with fellow European qualifiers, Penybont, joined the Bluebirds ahead of the 2021-22 season, having spent three years with Bala Town.

Jones found the net four times in all competitions for the Bluebirdds, and was a key part of the team which clinched qualification for Europe for the first time since 2004.

Having joined County in what was our second season back in the top-flight, Jones made his debut in the 3-0 victory over Goytre United in the Nathaniel MG Cup in August 2021, scoring our second goal in second-half stoppage time.

NEWTOWN, POWYS, WALES – 13th MAY 2023 – Haverfordwest’s Henry Jones and Newtown’s Henry Cowans during Newtown AFC vs Haverfordwest County AFC in the JD Cymru Premier European Play-Off final at Latham Park, Newtown (Pic by Sam Eaden/FAW)

He would go on to start the first six games of the league season, before picking up an unfortunate injury in the 2-0 win over Flint Town United at the Ogi Bridge Meadow in September.

This kept the creative midfielder out of action for the remainder of the calendar year, before he made his return to the squad in January 2022 as we drew 1-1 away at Newtown. Then, a week later, he completed his comeback with a late cameo in the 2-2 draw at home to Penybont.

Jones would feature in every game for the remainder of the season, as the Bluebirds secured their place in the JD Cymru Premier for 2022-23 with an impressive upturn in form during Phase Two.

While injury again ruled him out for over three months in 2022-23, he was still able to make 21 appearances, and featured in both of the recent European play-off matches – which saw the Bluebirds create history.

As he departs, we would like to thank Henry for the contribution he has made during his time at the club, and we wish him well for the future.