Haverfordwest County AFC are delighted to confirm that Zac Jones has signed a new one-year contract with the club.

The goalkeeper arrived at the Ogi Bridge Meadow in January 2022, and has gone on to establish himself as one of the most important players in recent times.

After making his first team debut in the 3-0 victory over Airbus UK Broughton in August 2022, Zac has gone on to make a total of 53 appearances in all competitions for the Town, and has been involved in plenty of big moments during that time.

The New Zealander played a vital role in helping to end our 19-year wait to return to Europe, as his penalty save in normal time of the play-off semi-final victory at Cardiff Metropolitan, followed by two more saves in the shoot-out, were backed up by yet another spot-kick save in the final at Newtown – a day never to be forgotten by those who were in attendance.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time here, I feel I’ve gained a lot of experience.”

Zac celebrates saving a penalty against KF Shkëndija in the UEFA Europa Conference League qualifier at the Cardiff City Stadium. (Pic by John Smith/FAW)

A new deal was penned shortly after our European qualification, taking him up until the end of the current campaign.

His heroics didn’t end there, though, as he came up trumps once more in the UEFA Europa Conference League first qualifying round victory over European regulars KF Shkëndija, as he pulled off two more penalty saves – including the match-winner – on what was undoubtedly the greatest night in the club’s 125-year history.

His strong displays between the posts continued into the 2023-24 campaign, where he has been one of our most consistent performers across the season to date, and Bluebirds fans can now look forward to having him at the Ogi Bridge Meadow for another year to come.
Zac walks out of the Cardiff City Stadium tunnel alongside fellow goalkeeper, Ifan Knott. (Pic by John Smith/FAW)

Upon signing his new contract, Zac said: “I’m pleased to have signed on for another year here at the club.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time here, I feel I’ve gained a lot of experience. The European qualifiers were definitely a highlight, but speaking on behalf of all the boys, we want to experience that again.

“The next few months are really important. I think it’s clear we are not in the position we want to be as a club, but we need to make sure we secure this play-off spot.

“I’m excited for next season, I’m sure we’ll be competing right at the top of the table.”

Commenting on the news, manager Tony Pennock said: “Zac has shown again this season what a good goalkeeper he is.

“He will continue to develop with every game and, along with Ifan, we are extremely lucky to have two excellent goalkeepers at our club.

“Zac has almost 50 Cymru Premier games under his belt now, and we look forward to many more at Haverfordwest County.”

Zac is kindly sponsored by Cleddau Casuals