FORMER Rhyl and Llandudno player Alun Webb has been speaking on life during lockdown in the southern hemisphere.

The livewire winger, who has enjoyed a standout career across the globe, is currently plying his trade for Melbourne Knights after catching the eye in the JD Cymru Premier with Tudno and the Lilywhites, which resulted in a move to Australia via the United States of America.

Webb began his career at Glan Conwy before joining the prestigious programme at Loughborough University, which saw Niall McGuinness bring him on board when he was still a student.

Speaking to the CPD Y Rhyl 1879 YouTube channel, he said: “I loved my time at Glan Conwy, and it gave me the best start I could have asked for. Niall was great with me when I was at Rhyl and always gave me a platform and I ended up scoring against Liverpool in a friendly, so as a fan of the team that’s one of my most memorable moments.

The player returned to Rhyl under Mark Connolly when his studies concluded and moved to Sweden before his top-flight career really took off at Llandudno.

Webb spoke with close friend Sam Downey, who also turned out for Gallivare Malmbergets as a youngster, but the club was in a far different state upon his arrival.

“The whole set-up was a joke really and the club had fallen on some really hard times. But the overall experience was a good one,” added Webb.

A prolific stint in America saw Webb secure a move to Adelaide Raiders, where he netted 12 times to secure a switch to the Knights – the same club former Prestatyn Town midfielder Rob Hughes signed for before visa issues complicated the switch in the current climate.

Webb became a hot commodity due to Australian clubs being unable to sign international players who weren’t already in the country due to COVID-19 restrictions and he is looking forward to the challenge of progressing his career when their domestic season is permitted to resume.

He said: “I played centre forward for the first time, which I found uncomfortable at first, but things got better as the season went on and I really enjoyed it.

“It was the best decision I’ve ever made coming here considering how things are at home. I am enjoying my football, taking things one game at a time and going from there, really.”