Female Football Focus: Ceri Purvis (Rhyl)

Ceri Purvis is a Welsh Cup winner who has represented the Isle of Man in the Island Games

Twenty-six years ago Ceri Purvis was a member of the North Wales-based Pilkington (Rhyl) side which won the first-ever FAW Women’s Welsh Cup, beating Inter Cardiff 1-0 in the final.

Fast forward to 2019 and Ceri is still a key player with the Rhyl team currently impressing in Division One of the North Wales Women’s League.

Full Name

Ceri Marie Purvis

Date of Birth


First football memory

Playing on local field with boys where I grew up in Meliden

Most memorable game played in

Island Games for Isle of Man v Aland when I scored a worldy!

Biggest highlight of football career so far

Pilkington Ladies v Inter Cardiff in Welsh Cup Final at Cardiff Arms Park in 1993. We won 1-0.

Strengths to your game

It’s hard to say myself but I suppose my team mates would say I’m calm, work hard and have an eye for goal.


None 🙂

Best team-mate played alongside

Ceri (left) with Joy Jamieson and Natalie Harrison (right)

Natalie Harrison because we’ve always linked up well and we’ve played together for years

Best team faced

Faroe Islands

Funniest team-mate

Charlie Skeffington

Which team-mate is the best dancer

All Rhyl team-mates are great movers but Joy Jamieson’s hips win in training

Personal football ambitions

Keep fit and carry on playing for as long as possible

Best country visited

Cambodia and New Zealand

Favourite chocolate

Cadbury’s Dairy Milk

Best film seen this year

Bohemian Rhapsody

Current favourite song

Ride It – Regard

Are you typical of your zodiac sign?

Sagittarius and yes!

Favourite TV show

Orphan Black

TV show you dislike most


Best quality as a person


Worst fault

Get too many fines for not cleaning my boots

Best live show/concert seen

Singer Bono of U2 performs live during a concert at the Mercedes-Benz Arena on September 24, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Frank Hoensch/Redferns via Getty Images)

U2 at Twickenham

Tell us something about you we might not know

I have two daughters 14 & 11 that unfortunately have no interest in football

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