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.
Date of Birth
First football memory
Playing in the garden with my dad or playing for Holyhead Hotspur under-sevens
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
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!
Not very fast
Best team-mate played alongside
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
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
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
Best quality as a person
Would say I’m quite a reliable person
Always leave uni work till last minute
Best live show/concert seen
Drake, The Weekend, Post Malone… Can’t pick!
Favourite female footballer
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.