Female Football Focus: Candice Nellist (Connah’s Quay Nomads)

Candice shoots at goal for Connah’s Quay Nomads. All Nomads pictures by Nik Mesney at NCM Media

Former Tranmere Rovers and Rhyl striker Candice Nellist netted a hat-trick on her debut for new club Connah’s Quay Nomads on Sunday.

Here are a few things which make her tick….

Full Name

Candice Jessica Nellist

Date of Birth

10 November 2000

First football memory

Playing on Coronation Gardens with Rhyl boys

Football idol

Lucy Bronze


Centre forward

Most memorable game played in

Scoring 10 goals for Prestatyn at under-10s

Biggest highlight of football career so far

Getting asked to play for Wales in Spain for the under-15s when I was 13

Strengths to your game

Candice is about to score again versus Wrexham

Fast and good at putting the ball through



Best team-mate played alongside

Lyndsey Smith (Tranmere Rovers)

Hardest opponentS faced


Biggest influence in football

Alex Morgan

Best goal ever scored

Candice on the attack for Nomads against Wrexham

From the halfway line at TNS for North Wales against South Wales

Favourite away ground

With her Nomads team-mates: Candice is pictured back row, sixth from the right, immediate right of the player directly behind the goalkeeper.


Personal football ambitions

To play in America


Best country visited


Favourite chocolate

Cadbury’s Caramel

Best film seen this year

Spider-Man Homecoming

Current favourite song

2002 Anne-Marie

Favourite TV show

new FBI

TV show you dislike most

Siren – mum always watches it

Best quality as a person


Worst fault


Best live show/concert seen

Little Mix

Favourite female footballer

Lucy Bronze

Tell us something about you we might not know

I’m currently doing level 3 mechanics

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