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.
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.
Best team-mate played alongside
Natalie Harrison because we’ve always linked up well and we’ve played together for years
Best team faced
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
Cadbury’s Dairy Milk
Best film seen this year
Current favourite song
Ride It – Regard
Are you typical of your zodiac sign?
Sagittarius and yes!
Favourite TV show
TV show you dislike most
Best quality as a person
Get too many fines for not cleaning my boots
Best live show/concert seen
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