Female Football Focus: Gemma Thomas (Trearddur Bay)
Gemma Thomas (white and blue) of Trearddur Bay outjumps the goalkeeper in this great action shot

Trearddur Bay may be complete newcomers to the women’s football scene but their defender Gemma Thomas certainly isn’t.

The 20-year-old was a member of the great Caernarfon Girls Under-16 squad of 2013/14 which won the Welsh girls football quadruple – including the top prize of the Welsh Cup.

Full Name

Gemma Thomas

Date of Birth

11/06/99

First football memory

Playing in the garden with my dad or playing for Holyhead Hotspur under-sevens

Football idol

My dad

Position

CB

Most memorable game played in

Winning the Welsh Cup final with Caernarfon Under-16 girls in 2013/14. We celebrated a 2-0 victory over Llanyrafon Ladies at Newtown on April 6, 2014.

Biggest highlight of football career so far

Gemma (tall girl back row, 3rd left – head visible in between two girls holding orange drinks) celebrates an amazing 2013/14 season with Caernarfon Girls Under-16s

Winning the quadruple with Caernarfon Under-16s in 2013/14 – Welsh Cup, North Wales Girls Under-16 League title, the league cup and Darwin Cup.
Note: the squad that season was: Ffion Williams, Ffion Bee, Leonie Prydderch, Gemma Thomas, Elain Evans, Lois Regan, Chloe Hughes, Awen Pritchard, Danielle Barnfield, Llinos Jones, Alaw Huws, Cara Owen, Nel Huws, Heledd Evans, Catrin Hughes, Rebecca Brown. Managers: Dei Pritchard, Gwynfor Evans.

Strengths to your game

Tackling and positioning, also quite bossy!

Weaknesses

Not very fast

Best team-mate played alongside

The brilliant Lois Regan (front row – furthest left) lines up with Wales

Probably either Chloe Hughes or Lois Regan, glad they were on my team and I didn’t have to mark them, training was bad enough

Hardest opponent faced

Not sure on individual but Caernarfon v Prestatyn was always an interesting one

Biggest influence in football

My dad took me to every training and watched every game, and took me to see games. Probably wouldn’t have played if it wasn’t for him

Funniest team-mate

Gemma Thomas with her new Trearddur Bay team-mates. Gemma is the blonde girl, back row, fourth left)


I’ve moved to uni so don’t know this team too well, Shelley Mcmullan I’d say for now!

Which team-mate is the best dancer

No idea but definitely not me

Favourite away ground

Definitely not Northop! I think I’d enjoy going back to play on Caernarfon’s pitch, good memories

Personal football ambitions

Get back into playing the sport regularly and getting back to being the player I used to be

Best country visited

Been to a lot of places but there’s no place like home

Favourite chocolate

Malteaser truffles😋

Best film seen this year

I loooove Mamma Mia 2

Current favourite song

The Weekend – Heartless

Are you typical of your zodiac sign

Don’t know the typical traits of a Gemini🤷🏼‍♀️

Favourite TV show

Gavin and Stacey, or some sort of crime documentary!

TV show you dislike most

Family Guy!!!

Best quality as a person

Would say I’m quite a reliable person

Worst fault

Always leave uni work till last minute

Best live show/concert seen

Drake, The Weekend, Post Malone… Can’t pick!

Favourite female footballer

Steph Houghton

Tell us something about you we might not know

Played internationally in a variety of sports. Had 33 caps playing basketball for Wales and was selected to play for Wales in 5 different European championships.

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