#JarvisJoins | Nat Jarvis becomes first summer signing for Barry

Barry Town United are delighted to confirm that we have agreed terms to bring Nat Jarvis to the club on a two-year deal.

Born in Cardiff, the striker joined the Cardiff City academy at the age of 8 and signed his first professional contract with the club in May 2011. He would make three senior appearances for the Bluebirds, scoring two goals, including a 20-yard lobbed header on his debut against Oxford United in the League Cup.

During his time at Cardiff, Jarvis spent time out on loan at Southend United, Newport County, Forest Green Rovers and Kidderminster Harriers, before eventually departing the club in 2013. Since then, he has played for a number of clubs in the English non-league system, including Bath City, Gloucester City and Hungerford Town.

The 28-year-old most recently enjoyed two seasons at Chippenham Town, playing regular football in the National League South. But he now returns to Wales to play in the Cymru Premier for the first time.

At international level, Jarvis qualifies to play for Antigua and Barbuda through his grandfather, and made his debut for the Caribbean country in 2014. He has 11 caps to date, scoring on three occasions.

Having completed the signing, Gavin Chesterfield said:

“This move has been a long time coming, but the timing feels right for both parties now. Nat is a striker who is different to what we already have at the club and is an exceptional character to have in the dressing room. I know Nat is excited to join the club and is looking forward to a fresh challenge in the JD Cymru Premier League.”