Football Female Focus 2020: Kelly Jones (Bethel)

Kelly Jones (right) with close friend Gwenno Gibbard-Bolton, Bethel’s regular captain who is currently on a break from the game

Full Name

Kelly Ann Jones

Date of Birth

04/12/1996

First football memory

Amy from Pwllheli (left) and Kelly celebrate winning NWGFL tournament with Pwllheli

Winning an under 11s NWGFL football tournament with my bestie Amy Roberts (Pwllheli)

Football idol

Nemanja Vidic

Position

Centre Back

Most memorable game played in

Not because of the result or performance but purely because how much the game meant to us as such a young squad. Beating Llanfair at home 1-0 last season. So much maturity shown. Quality performance.

Biggest highlight of football career so far

Kelly also wins outfit of the night, while in the background Ben Bolton launches into a duet with wife Gwenno

Last season I won Player of the season, Players player and Coach’s Player (Lenny Jones) which was flattering. This season, being the captain of Bethel Ladies FC (Hopefully doing a good job!)

Strengths to your game

I can read the game, I have good positioning and I can put a decent tackle in

Weaknesses

Confidence

Best team-mate played alongside

The highly talented Anest Roberts (left)

Amy Roberts (Pwllheli) played with Amy since we were kids, Very talented player! Anest Roberts, my centre half partner in crime! Top player and is always on the same page as me in every game

Best goal scored

I stop the goals I don’t score them

Hardest opponent faced

Kelly in action against Swansea City in the Welsh Cup. Bethel lost 4-0 but put in a great performance against the Welsh Premier leaders

Swansea City Ladies

Biggest influence in football

Aaron Jones-Evans (Bethel coach). He’s the one that got me back into football after some time away from the game. He always encourages me to improve my game and builds my confidence. He knows my strengths and weaknesses and works really hard improving each aspect of my game.

Funniest team-mate

Beca and Llio

Everyone, but, if I had to choose it would be “The Twins” Beca Dafydd and Llio Henshaw

Which team-mate is the best dancer

She’s definitely dancing in this one

Ffion Williams

Favourite away ground

Belle Vue

Personal football ambitions

Kelly (eighth from left or seventh from right – back row) lines up with the Bethel squad and coaches at the Swansea City cup tie

To always improve my game and play at the highest level possible.

Best place visited

Rome

Favourite chocolate

Dairy Milk Hazelnut

Best film seen

Every Disney film as well as The Joker

Current favourite song

You’re Somebody Else by Flora Cash

Are you typical of your zodiac sign

Not really into that stuff

Favourite TV show

Friends

TV show you dislike most

The Big Bang Theory

Best quality as a person

Always caring and wanting the best for everyone involved in my life.

Worst fault

Sometimes I can be a bit of a pushover, but I’m working on it haha.

Best live show/concert seen

Celine Dion!!

Favourite female footballer

Katie Zelem of Manchester United (Photo by Charlotte Tattersall/Getty Images)

Katie Zelem

Tell us something about you we might not know

I can cook a mean quiche!!

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