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Female Football Focus 2020: Gail Manning (Amlwch Town)

Gail (blue – centre) celebrates another goal for Amlwch. Picture: Gethin Jones ATFC

Gail Manning currently plays for Amlwch Town in North Wales Women’s League Division Two, but her past clubs include Liverpool and the mighty Bangor City side of the 1990s.

So a great choice for our latest Female Football Focus.

Full Name

Gail Elizabeth Manning

Birthday

April 29

First football memory

Playing on the school field with my dad

Football idol

Steven Gerrard

Position

Gail in action for Amlwch with popular referee Heinz Broering in the background

Back in the day centre forward…now midfield

Most memorable game played in

Gail with a vintage Bangor City side from around 1993/94. Here are the names we know….can anyone fill in the gaps? Back row (left to right): Keith Fearns, Ceryl Jones, Elain Owen, Gail Manning, Siwan Elenid, Amy Caughter, Karen Parry, (Tatws), Meirwen Taylor, Sian Fearns, Alison Jones, Mike Ishmael. Front row: Emma Young, Gwennan Jones, ??, Bev Bourner, Manon Lloyd Williams (Jiws), Mari Fearns, ??, Tania Jones.

Welsh Cup Final with Bangor City Ladies

Biggest highlight of football career so far

Winning the Welsh Cup with Bangor

Best goal scored

Gail sure knows how to celebrate a goal. Picture: Gethin Jones ATFC

All of them

Strengths to your game

Experience

Gail is delighted after Amlwch win the North Wales League Supplementary Cup at Rhyl last season. She came on as sub and was electric up front

Weaknesses

Do I have any🤔

Best team-mate played alongside

The Great Gadd-sby

Cerys Gadd

Hardest opponent faced

Arsenal

Biggest influence in football

Gail (front row – third left, captain’s armband) lines up with Liverpool Ladies FC in around 2004.

Bill Bradley my old manager at Liverpool

Funniest team-mate

Cerys Gadd

Which team-mate is the best dancer

Me 👀

Gail with manager Mo Eynon on signing for Amlwch

Favourite away ground

None

Other sporting achievements

Represented Welsh Schools at long jump

Personal football ambitions

Win the league this season with Amlwch

Best country visited

Cuba

Favourite chocolate

Chocolate Orange

Best film seen

Hunger Games

Are you typical of your zodiac sign

Most definitely

Favourite TV show

Peaky Blinders

TV show you dislike most

Hollyoaks

Best quality as a person

Humour

Worst fault

Selfishness

Best live show/concert seen

P!nk performs during “The Truth About Love” tour opener at US Airways Center on February 13, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

Pink

Favourite female footballer

Lucy Bronze

Tell us something about you we might not know

I’m a grandmother

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