Excitement builds for Ynys Môn women’s football squad ahead of games launch

CARDIFF, WALES - Thursday, September 26, 2013: Wales' goalkeeper Nicola Davies and Belarus' Hanna Pilipenka during the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 Qualifying Group 6 match at the Cardiff City Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Ynys Môn women’s football squad are fired up and raring to go ahead of the start of the Inter-Island Games this weekend.

Sunday’s opening matches will see Anglesey’s ladies take on Scotland’s Western Isles at Holyhead Hotspur’s New Stadium, with a 1.30pm kick-off.

Ynys Môn’s females have high hopes of picking up a medal in the six-team international competition.

Operations manager Charlotte Bethany Webb said: “The ladies are all looking forward to the start of the tournament. 

“The morale in camp ahead of the games is really good with everyone getting along and gelling, through drills and training matches. 

“The level that the girls have shown during the training has been outstanding and hopefully they can put everything they have into the games and come away with a medal at the end of it.”

Preparations in warm-up games have gone well, including a 10-1 win over Bethesda Athletic and a 4-0 success against Chester Women.

Here is a rundown of the women’s squad

Laura Pritchard Eynon (captain)

Laura (right) celebrates with team-mate Carol Lewis after Amlwch won the 2019 Supplementary Cup

Former Wales Under-19 international who represented Anglesey in the 2001 and 2003 Island Games. Defender who plays for Amlwch Town. Great reader of the game, fine leader on the pitch. Solid tackler.

Charlotte Gill

Started her career with Tranmere Rovers at under-14 and remained at the club for five years.

She then joined Blackpool Ladies for three years before moving to Liverpool Feds. Now with Guiseley Vixens.

Midfield playmaker who can dictate a game, very skillful and scores great goals. Has represented Ynys Môn in two Island Games.

Nicky Davies

Wales’ goalkeeper Nicola Davies and Belarus’ Hanna Pilipenka during the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 Qualifying Group 6 match at the Cardiff City Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Wales’ most accomplished women’s keeper with 64 international caps to her credit.

Was named FA WSL Goalkeeper of the Year in 2012 while at Liverpool. Has also played for Bangor City, Rochdale, Doncaster Rovers Belles, Chelsea and is currently with Championship side Sheffield United.

Ceri Pritchard

Regular goalkeeper for Amlwch Town in Division Two of the North Wales Women’s League.

Carol Lewis

Inspirational Amlwch Town defender and captain who made her Island Games debut in 2003 and has also featured in the last two tournaments.

Paige Williams

Paige (left) with operations manager Charlotte Bethany Webb and original Anglesey squad member Catrin Thomas

Attacking, pacy midfielder who was player of the match in the 2018-19 North Wales Women’s League Supplementary Cup final for Amlwch Town in their 2-1 win over Wrexham.

Formerly played for Bangor City and Caernarfon Town.

Jordanne Greenough

Jordanne Greenough

Is on the shortlist for Welsh Premier Women’s League Player of the Year.

Attacking right-back or winger who has played in the WPWL for a number of seasons with Caernarfon Town and current club Llandudno.

Cerys Gadd

Cerys Gadd in action. Pic: Amlwch Town FC

Midfield maestro with tremendous shooting and passing ability.

Netted 14 goals for Amlwch this season. Former clubs include Bangor City and Caernarfon Town.

Ffion Owen

Ffion Owen (yellow shirt) on the ball for Caernarfon. Pic: Dai Sinclair

Goal-getting midfielder who has been one of Caernarfon Town’s key players of recent seasons. Specialises in spectacular goals.

Ceri Slaney

Promising young midfield player who rose through the ranks at Caernarfon Town before joining Llandudno this season, then returning to the Canaries.

Angharad Evans

Angharad Evans (right) with Bethesda and Ynys Môn team-mate Ceri Lois (furthest left) and Pesda team captain Katie Midwinter (centre)

Represented Llangefni U11s, Llangefni U12s, Bangor City U14s and U16s and Bangor City Ladies before signing for Bethesda Athletic this season and being part of North Wales League Division Two title-winning squad.

Right-winger, but can adapt to any position.

Erin Maloney

Dynamic young goalscorer who was a vital figure in Bethel’s North Wales League Division One title challenge this term.

Lexi Crawley

Lexi Crawley (blue). Pic: Amlwch Town FC

Experienced and prolific goal-scorer with Amlwch Town in North Wales Division Two.

She formerly played for Bangor City, also Wrexham and Caernarfon Town in the Welsh Premier League, representing the latter v Swansea City in the 2009/10 Welsh Cup Final.

Ceri Lois

Fast and fleet-footed striker.

North Wales Women’s Young Player of the Season 2017/18, having notched 28 goals in all competitions for Bangor City.

North Wales Division Two title-winner with Bethesda Athletic this season.

Catrin Evans

Catrin Evans on the ball for Bethel

Grassroots North Wales Young Player of the Season 2018-19.

Made debut for Bethel in January and scored a sensational 18 goals in 12 matches.

Sara Furlong

Amlwch player, full-back. Great crosser of the ball. Good at running down the wing and confident in possession.

Emma Roberts

Cardiff Met player who operates in defence, either central or full-back. Good passer and confident in playing the ball out.

Beth Jones

Caernarfon Town defender who reads the game well. Confident in carrying the ball out of defence.

2019 Inter Island Games Football Tournament schedules


Sunday, June 16
Ynys Môn vs Western Isles | Holyhead Hotspur FC, 13:30 KO
Isle of Man vs Jersey | Gaerwen FC, 13:30 KO
Monday, June 17
Ynys Môn vs Hitra | Amlwch Town FC, 18:30 KO
Isle of Man vs Gibraltar | Llanerchymedd FC, 18:00 KO
Tuesday, June 18
Jersey vs Gibraltar | Glantraeth FC, 18:30 KO
Western Isles vs Hitra | Bro Goronwy FC, 12:00 KO
Wednesday, June 19
Fifth-placed playoff game | Bro Goronwy FC, 17:30 KO
Semi-final – Winner B vs Runner-up A | Gaerwen FC, 18:00 KO
Semi-final – Winner A vs Runner-up B | Amlwch Town FC, 18:30 KO
Friday, June 21
Bronze Medal match | Amlwch Town FC, 11:30 KO
Final | Holyhead Hotspur FC, 15:30 KO


Sunday, June 16
Jersey vs Orkney | Llangefni FC, 11:00 KO
St Helena vs Shetland Isles | Aberffraw FC, 14:00 KO
Ynys Môn vs Western Isles | Holyhead Hotspur FC, 17:00 KO
Alderney vs Hitra | Cemaes Bay FC, 19:30 KO
Monday, June 17
Ynys Môn vs Orkney | Gwalchmai FC, 18:30 KO
Jersey vs Western Isles | Glantraeth FC, 18:30 KO
Isle of Man vs Hitra | Llangefni FC, 18:30 KO
Guernsey vs Shetland Isles | Bodedern AFC, 15:30 KO
Tuesday, June 18

Isle of Man vs Alderney | Llanerchymedd FC, 18:00 KO
Guernsey vs St. Helena | Holyhead Hotspur FC, 18:30 KO
Ynys Môn vs Jersey | Llangefni FC, 19:30 KO
Western Isles vs Orkney | Cemaes Bay FC, 19:30 KO
Thursday, June 20
Ninth-placed playoff game | Aberffraw FC, 11:30 KO
Seventh-placed playoff game | Glantraeth FC, 13:00 KO
Fifth-placed playoff game | Bodedern FC, 14:00 KO
Semi-final – Winner B vs Winner C | Gwalchmai FC, 16:30 KO
Semi-final – Winner A vs Best 2nd | Llangefni FC, 19:30 KO
Friday, June 21
Bronze Medal match | Gwalchmai FC, 14:00 KO
Final | Holyhead Hotspur FC, 18:30 KO

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