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Female Football Focus 2020: Hayley Gibson (Llysfaen Lionesses)

Hayley Gibson of Llysfaen Lionesses

Full Name

Hayley Sharon Gibson

Date of birth

21/07/1978

First football memory

Playing ‘heads and volleys’ with my brother and all of his mates on the primary school field where we lived.

Football Idol

Roberto Carlos of Brazil in action during the 2006 World Cup Qualifier South American Group match between Uruguay and Brazil (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Roberto Carlos: Brazil

Position

Now midfield (previously centre half, never venturing over the halfway line!)

Most memorable game played in

Cup final for Llandudno Junction v Pwllheli. We had never beaten them before but we won the game 4-1. That started our winning run and we did the double.

Best goal scored

Shot from right touch line, over the keeper.

Strengths to your game

I have a ‘never give up’ attitude and I’m very determined. I like to think I am a good leader.

Weaknesses

My toenails!!!!!!

Best team-mate played alongside

She’d like me to say Emma Fisher, since returning to play recreational football, I am enjoying playing alongside her again!

Hardest opponents faced

Llysfaen Lionesses with coach Sean Sheridan

Denbigh this season

Funniest team-mate

Maz

Which team mate is the best dancer

Jodie, if there is a pole!

Other sporting achievements

After captaining Llandudno Junction and Colwyn Bay, being chosen to be captain of Llysfaen Lionesses makes me proud that people still feel I have those qualities.

Personal football ambitions

Keeping playing. Recovery takes a bit longer these days.

Best country visited

America

Favourite chocolate

Maltesers

Best film seen

The Green Mile

Current favourite song

Westlife: Hello my Love

Are you typical of your zodiac sign

Yes, Cancer: Very loyal protective and emotional.

Favourite TV show

CSI

TV show you dislike most

Anything with Keith Lemon

Best quality as a person

Kind

Worst fault

Emotional (my worst fault) the worst fault in any person: deceit

Best live show/concert seen

Circus, Take That

Favourite female footballer

Steph Houghton, England and Manchester City captain. Quality player, fantastic leader.

Tell us something about you we might not know

I am a primary school teacher and have been for 21 years. Makes me feel old when I see ex-pupils. One of them is now the Lionesses coach!!!!!

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