Jenna Ruth Allsup (Tugwell)
Date of birth
First football memory/football background
Playing football with the boys at primary school. I stopped playing football when I went to secondary school and only joined back 20+ years later after my rugby injury, which was in 2012. I had a baby in 2013 and joined football in 2014 (I was 28 getting back into it).
Centre back/Left back
Most memorable game played in
Betty Pickering Cup Final in 2016 for Caernarfon Town against Amlwch, which we won 1-0. My friend Lexi (Crawley – then Musgrave) scored the winning goal for Caernarfon although she’s played mostly for Amlwch which is ironic. It is the only football game my parents have ever watched.
Biggest highlight of football career so far
Winning the North Wales League Division Two title with my hometown team Bethesda.
Strengths to your game
Tackling (core strength) and speed (I’m quick considering I carry a lot of weight).
Best team-mate played alongside
Too many to choose from…..but I’m going to say Wales international and ex-Liverpool player Katie Williams (now Davies). Loved playing with her at the back for Caernarfon; she was experienced and taught me a lot.
Hardest opponent faced
Hated playing against Cerys Gadd, strong, good player and a good friend too.
Biggest influence in football
Keith Fearns, learnt a lot from him in a short period of time. He took us to Benidorm to play football, what more could you want from a coach
Sioned Bohana – she has always made me laugh!
Which team-mate is the best dancer
I’m the best dancer of course? Put Proud Mary or Johnny B. Goode on and I’ll show you….
Favourite away ground
I’ve played for four different football teams in seven years so do my ex-teams’ grounds count? Love playing on 4G…
Personal football ambitions
I’ve recently joined Bethel Ladies and have thoroughly enjoyed my first months there, they are lovely girls and the coaching is brilliant. I have learnt a lot in the last few months with them and look forward to the rest of the season.
Current favourite song
Frozen 2 soundtrack
Are you typical of your zodiac sign
Yes – I’m a water baby Aquarius. Waterparks are my all-time favourite day out!
Favourite TV show
TV show you dislike most
Best quality as a person
I’d like to think KINDNESS.
Favourite female footballer
Steph Houghton (I have to support fellow defenders)
Tell us something about you we might not know
I’m married, have 2 kids, 1 Jack Russell and currently striving to complete a PhD by published work.
Jenna’s Netball Life
Tim o Walis
Representative netball played (county, region etc)
Played centre at school but only joined netball in 2018. But interestingly I was part of a Sunday School netball team that won a cup when I was 11
Strengths to game
Interceptions and dedication
Weaknesses to game
Lack of understanding of rules haha and passing
Most talented team-mate
The youngest member of Tim o Walis: Elen! Such a mature and composed player.
Best game played in
I like playing Arfon Celts, we always have a close and good game with them.
Best opponent faced
Menai Mavericks are like lightening
Eeeek I have no idea about famous netaballers sorry but do like the sessions we have with Lucie Leonard!
Other sports you play
Football – and I used to play rugby and squash
Ambitions in netball
Keep playing and not get injured!!!
Watching boxsets, eating and doing active stuff with the kids.
Best country visited
I do like Italy!
How often do you use a gym
Not much as have netball training and netball game and football training and game which takes up 4 days out of 7 in a week
Favourite season of the year
What car do you drive
When I’m on Mummy duties a Citroen Berlingo and when on other duties a Saab Convertible.
Best musical artist/band
This will ruin my reputation BUT Westlife
Hopes for 2020
Stay active, injury free and thrive in all that I do.