Here come the girls – 25 summer signings in the build-up to 2019-20

Charlotte Webb has joined Mountain Rangers from Amlwch. She is pictured with Rangers manager Irfon Hughes

1 Rachael Nattrass (Rhyl to Llandudno)

Born 26.6.95

Rachael Nattrass (back row – second right) lines up with Llandudno after they won the Britannia Cup

Former Wales international at under-16, U-17 and U-19 level who spent several years at Liverpool before joining Rhyl and Prestatyn (later to become Rhyl Ladies) where she played Welsh Premier League football for five seasons and was team captain.

When the Lilywhites withdrew from the national league this summer, the versatile Rachael decided to continue her top-flight career with Llandudno, with whom she won the recent Britannia Cup summer tournament.

2 Jade Scott (Prestatyn to Airbus)

Born 8.11.1999

Jade Scott (blue) has moved to Airbus

Scored 13 goals for Prestatyn last season in the North Wales League.

Was a member of the celebrated Prestatyn Girls team which won the 2014/15 FAW Under-16 Welsh Cup.

3 Ffion Owen (Caernarfon Town to Amlwch Town)

Born 16.3.96

Ffion Owen (right) with joint Amlwch manager Mo Eynon

Began career with Llangefni junior sides before making her mark as captain of the Caernarfon Town team which won the 2016/17 North Wales Women’s League championship and Betty Pickering Cup double, scoring more than 20 goals herself that season.

A member of the Ynys Môn squad which reached the final of the 2019 Inter-Island Games, Owen, 23, is a dynamic, hard-working midfielder with a tremendous shot.

4 Emma Roden (Rhyl to Denbigh Town)

Born 2.4.93

Emma Roden has returned to Denbigh

Wrexham-based experienced defender/midfielder who rejoins Denbigh after a spell with Welsh Premier side Rhyl last season.

Emma also featured for a peak Wrexham side in the days when the Welsh Premier first became fully national in 2012/13.

5 Alaw Davies-Smith (Rhyl to Corwen)

Born 5.4.97

Alaw Davies-Smith (front row – second right holding shirt) and her new team-mates

Began playing football at 9 for Denbigh Dragons before joining Prestatyn girls two years later, progressing through the age groups into the ladies team. 

After a season of playing for Prestatyn, the whole team transferred over to Rhyl, who Alaw represented in the Welsh Premier League for five seasons.

The highly-rated defender and Grassroots North Wales Women’s Player of the Season for 2017-18, now joins Corwen, where she becomes player-coach.

6 Annest Fflur Jones (to Airbus)

Born 21.6.96

Annest Jones (left) with fellow new signing Courtney Page

Played as a goalkeeper for Bala Town in their debut season in the North Wales League, but joins Airbus as a defender.

Strong, quick left-footed player who has also played for Denbigh Town, she will add quality to the Airbus back-line.

7 Libby McClelland (Prestatyn to NFA) 

Born 4.8.88

Libby McClelland (front row in sports specs) with NFA

Hard-working and experienced midfielder who spent several seasons with Prestatyn, but has now decided on a change of team for the forthcoming campaign and has joined North Wales League newcomers NFA

8 Katie Louise Bowe (Caernarfon Town to Mountain Rangers)

Born 10.1.91

Katie Bowe in pre-season action for Mountain Rangers

Attacking midfielder whose deadly left-foot has brought her numerous goals from long range and set-pieces in her football career.

Has played in the Welsh Premier for Caernarfon Town and Llandudno, where in 2015/16 she made history by becoming the first woman contender for Sgorio’s Goal of the Month for her wonder effort against Cardiff City in the Welsh Cup Final.

Big signing for ambitious North Wales League side Mountain Rangers.

9 Courteney Page (Northop Hall to Airbus)

Born 16.10.98

Courteney Page

A forward who scored on her Airbus debut in a 4-1 pre-season friendly win over Wrexham.

Was part of the Northop Hall squad which won the 2017-18 North Wales Women’s League title.

10 Catrin Thomas (Mountain Rangers to Llandudno)

Born 18.12.87

Catrin Thomas

Versatile, skillful player returns to the club she represented – and scored for – in the 2015/16 Welsh Cup Final.

Catrin was the Grassroots North Wales Women’s Player of the Season in 2016/17 after netting 38 goals for North Wales League champions Caernarfon Town.

She finished last season with Mountain Rangers after Caernarfon had resigned from the Welsh Premier Women’s League.

In her previous spell at Llandudno, Catrin often stood out at left-back or left-midfield, but she proved at Caernarfon she can also excel up front.

11 Catrin Evans (Bethel to Amlwch Town)

Born 31.12.2002

Catrin Evans (right) with Amlwch joint-manager Mo Eynon

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

Aged just 16, Catrin made her debut for Bethel in January and scored a sensational 18 goals in 12 matches. 

She also netted Anglesey’s goal in the Inter-Island Games Final against Isle of Man in a 2-1 defeat.

Catrin is one of five members of that Ynys Môn squad to join Amlwch this summer.

12 Sara Williams (Caernarfon Town to Mountain Rangers)

Born 5.3.88

Sara (right) with Rangers manager Irfon Hughes

Mountain Rangers have shown they mean business for the 2019-20 season by signing former Caernarfon Town captain Sara Williams.

Sara brings a wealth of experience to the North Wales League Division Two Llamas as she skippered the Canaries in the Welsh Premier League last season. 

Her CV has seen her play for high profile clubs such as Amlwch Town, Llandudno, Colwyn Bay and Bangor City. Sara is a very versatile player, capable of filling any position including goalkeeper, and has been described as a hard as nails ball-winning midfielder.

13 Ceri Slaney (Caernarfon Town to Amlwch Town)

Born 18.7.97

Ceri Slaney with Amlwch joint-manager Mo Eynon

Promising young midfield player who rose through the ranks at Caernarfon Town before joining Llandudno last season, then returning to the Canaries, where she scored a hat-trick in the team’s only match of the campaign.

Prominent on the right-wing during the Inter-Island Games, where she was a regular starter for Ynys Môn.

14 Jessica Lane (Bethel to Mountain Rangers)

Born 20.12.2001

Jessica Lane (right) has joined Mountain Rangers from Bethel

Talented defender Jessica joins the Llamas from Bethel.

She is one of a number of young players who has been part of Bethel’s rise to prominence in recent times. 

Jess can play anywhere along the back four and probably possesses one of the longest throw ins in the women’s game in North Wales.

She has previously played for Caernarfon Town and was part of the Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen team that won the Welsh Schools Cup.

15 Efa Carlotta Santaca Jones (Caernarfon Town to Mountain Rangers)

Born 20.6.2003

Promising youngster Efa Jones has signed for Mountain Rangers

Efa is a former Caernarfon Town Girls team player having spent almost four years with the Canaries.

She also trialled at Wrexham last summer. She has a wand of a left foot and can play in any outfield position.

Efa was part of Dei Pritchard’s young Caernarfon Town team that won the North Wales Cup in 2016/17.

16 Kim Broadbent (Caernarfon Town to Mountain Rangers)

Born 9.6.85

Kim Broadbent (left)

Regarded as one of the best defenders in North Wales, Broadbent is a renowned dead-ball specialist.

She began her career at Bangor City and was originally a forward until manager Keith Fearns converted her into a centre-back with great effect. 

When the team changed identity to become Caernarfon Town Ladies in 2010, Broadbent was soon a regular in the side.

She has won the North Wales League four times and League Cup on six occasions.

17 Sioned Bohana (Mountain Rangers to Llandudno)

Born 28.4.89

Sioned Bohana

Experienced defender who was part of Caernarfon Town’s 2016-17 North Wales Women’s League championship-winning squad.

She has also represented the Canaries in the Welsh Premier. establishing herself as a tough-tackling, hard-working member of the back-line.

18 Ceri Lois (Bethesda Athletic to Amlwch Town)

Born 16.10.2000

Anglesey-based goal-getter with Bangor City before that team folded at the end of 2017-18.

She joined Welsh Premier League club Caernarfon Town, but injuries affected her and Ceri moved to Bethesda Athletic, where she was part of last season’s North Wales Division Two title-winning side.

Was named Grassroots North Wales Young Player of the Year in 2017-18. Part of the Ynys Môn squad which reached the final of the 2019 Inter-Island Games.

19 Beth Jones (Caernarfon Town to Amlwch Town)

Born 31.7.2000

Beth Jones

Promising young defender whose talents first emerged in Bangor City’s team of 2017-18.

Signed for Caernarfon last season, but was one of many players left frustrated by Town’s early withdrawal from the Welsh Premier.

Was a member of the Ynys Môn squad which reached the final of this summer’s Inter-Island Games.

20 Charlotte Webb (Amlwch Town to Mountain Rangers)

Born 29.6.90

Charlotte in action for previous club Amlwch. Pic: Amlwch Town Facebook page

Versatile player who represented Amlwch Town for many seasons.

She can operate at either left or right-back.

Rangers manager Irfon Hughes said: “Charl is an excellent signing for us and has shown so much quality during pre-season. She also has a vast amount of experience following her previous seasons at Amlwch Town. She’s a very versatile player and can play at various positions, which is a bonus to us.”

21 Danielle Barnfield (Caernarfon Town to Mountain Rangers)

Born 16.11.98

Danielle Barnfield (right)

Attacking player Danielle first made her mark as a member of the Caernarfon Town side which won the FAW Under-16 Girls Cup in 2014.

She later went on to win the North Wales League as a senior with Caernarfon before representing the club in the Welsh Premier.

The 20-year-old now moves on to Mountain Rangers, whose manager Irfon Hughes said: “Danielle is an excellent player who will bring in quality and experience of top flight football to the squad.”

22 Charley Smith (Amlwch Town to TNS)

Born 17.3.97

Charley Smith (right) with TNS team-mate Charlotte Turner. Pic: Brian Jones TNS FC

Centre-back Charley has played for Bethel and Caernarfon Town, as well as Amlwch, in her senior career, but has now decided to try her luck with FA Women’s National League Division One Midlands club The New Saints.

She made history in 2018 as part of the first-ever all-woman team of officials to administer a men’s football final in Wales.

Charley was fourth official (Cheryl Foster was referee, Sian Williams and Laura Griffiths assistants) at the Flint Town United v Gresford Athletic Cymru Alliance League Cup Final.

23 Shaunie Kennedy (Merseyrail Bootle to Airbus)

Born 23.3.95

Shaunie Kennedy saves one for Airbus

New goalkeeper for the Wingmakers arrives in North Wales from Liverpool-area team Merseyrail Bootle Ladies

She made a fine debut in Airbus’ 4-1 win over Wrexham in a pre-season warm-up and has been impressive all-round since she joined.

24 Lucy Morris (to Denbigh Town)

Born 21.2.91

Lucy Morris (red) in action

Lucy is a right-footed forward who can play on either wing.

One of football-playing triplets, her sisters being Charlotte and Emily, Lucy is a quick and skillful operator who played a key role in Denbigh Town winning the North Wales League title in 2014/15.

25 Emily Morris (to Denbigh Town)

Born 21.2.91

Emily Morris (red) is returning to action for Denbigh alongside identical twin Lucy

Emily is one minute older than Lucy, her identical twin. Charlotte, who is non-identical, was first to arrive a minute before Emily.

Emily is a left back who loves to get forward but is also very good defensively. 

She also played in Denbigh’s title-winning side of 2014-15. Like her sisters, she has plenty of pace and skill.

Charlotte is also considering a football comeback this season.

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