Female Football Focus 2020: Leonie Prytherch (Llanberis)

Leonie (left) displays her power with a football

When a player describes their best-ever goal it’s a great feeling when you realise you were there when it happened.

Leonie Prytherch’s amazing 35-yard strike for Bethel at Rhyl two seasons ago remains one of the greatest goals I’ve ever seen in women’s football.

I was standing right behind her as she hit it, and from the moment it left her boot the ball was bound for the top of the net beyond the keeper (who was not short in height).

The celebrations both on the field and on the touchline were something to savour – they had seen something very special.

Full Name

Leonie Marie Prytherch

Date of Birth


First football memory

Playing for Cae Glyn

Football idol

Ryan Giggs

Leonie (back row – second from right) lines up with her current side Llanberis


Centre Mid/Centre Back

Most memorable game played in

Leonie (back row – third player from left) with the Bethel side which defeated Caernarfon in the Welsh Cup two seasons ago. The photo also includes current Llanberis team-mates (front row – left to right) Elin Arwen, Ffion Bee and player-manager Sioned Phillips

Bethel beating Caernarfon 4-1 in the 2017/18 Welsh Cup

Biggest highlight of football career so far

Winning the Welsh Cup for Caernarfon Under-16s

Best goal scored

Bethel away at Rhyl – I scored from 35 yards out

Strengths to your game


Leonie in action for Bethel


Heading the ball

Best team-mate played alongside

Catrin Hughes and Ffion Bee (both pictured in Bethel team above)

Hardest opponent faced

Llanfair United

Biggest influence in football

My father

Funniest team-mate

Jamie Boyd

Which team-mate is the best dancer

Ffion Bee

Favourite away ground

The Oval

Personal football ambitions

To not get injured again and improve confidence

Best country visited


Favourite chocolate

Dairy Milk

Best film seen this year

Frozen 2

Current favourite song

Dappy – Trill

Are you typical of your zodiac sign


Favourite TV show

Actress Lucy Liu of the TV show Elementary (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)


TV show you dislike most

All soaps

Best quality as a person

Kind and considerate

Worst fault


Best live show/concert seen

Ariana Grande

Favourite female footballer

Jess Sigsworth

Tell us something about you we might not know

I’m currently studying criminology and criminal justice in Bangor University

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