Haverfordwest County AFC are delighted to welcome Rob Thomas on board as our new first team goalkeeper coach.

Highly-experienced in the industry, Rob has worked for the FAW Trust for the last 15 years as the National Goalkeeper Coach Education Coordinator, and arrives to replace James Devonald – who left the club last week after five years at the Ogi Bridge Meadow.

Most recently, Rob has worked as the Goalkeeper Programme Lead for the Football Association of Wales, where he strategically plans, implements and delivers on coach education courses, mentoring and revalidation opportunities from Level 1 (FAW Introduction to Coaching Goalkeepers), through to Level 4 (FAW/UEFA Goalkeepers A Licence).

Rob’s first game with the club will be tomorrow’s JD Welsh Cup fourth round tie with Cardiff Metropolitan at the Ogi Bridge Meadow.

Commenting on his new role, Rob said: “I was pleased when Tony called me to ask if I would come in and support the goalkeepers at the club.

“They’re a young group playing good football under Tony and Waggy, and I can’t wait to get started and support the group.”

Adding to this, manager Tony Pennock said: “It was important to find someone to replace Devs [James Devonald] as soon as we could, and to be able to get Rob involved was an opportunity we couldn’t turn down.

“He’s someone I’ve known for 20 years, so I’m sure it will work well and only benefit the goalkeepers at the club.”

We are very pleased to have Rob with us, and we look forward to working with him across the course of the season!