May birthdays in North Wales women’s football

Three Penrhyn Bay Panthers celebrate birthdays in May. They are Charlotte Ryan (back row – top right), Ella Hughes (front row – second left) and Gemma Morris (front row, third from left or third from right)

May 7

Charlotte Anne Ryan

Played for Llandudno in their recent Welsh Cup tie against Abergavenny and performed really well.
Also represents Penrhyn Bay Panthers in the North Wales Recreational Women’s League. Right winger with boundless energy.

May 8

Ruby McGilloway

Ruby McGilloway (red and blue). Pic: Lee Douglas

Ruby will go down in history as the first-ever player to score a goal for the Holywell FC Girls and Women in the North Wales Women’s League.
She is also renowned for being the biggest-ever hitter in Grassroots North Wales’ Female Focus feature with more than 900 views.
The left-winger, who had played netball for most of her sporting life rather than football, will be 22 on May 8 and is currently doing a masters degree in forensic psychology.

Amy Conway-Williams

Amy (third from left – back) lines up with Llysfaen Lionesses

This amazing person is assistant-manager of Llysfaen Lionesses, who compete in the North Wales Recreational Women’s League.
She used to play regularly before injury curtailed her involvement on the field.
Amy is a major part of the Llysfaen community, loved and respected far and wide. Her daughter Lottie also plays.

May 9

Gemma Morris

Operates on the right-side of defence for Penrhyn Bay Panthers.
Manager of a well-known health food store. Please respect all retail staff, they put their health at risk every day to serve you. Loves the game, plays with a smile, just like all the Panthers.

May 10

Erin Allen-Jones

Erin in her RGC rugby top

Defender Erin will be 18 on May 10.
She began her football days at Caernarfon Town, before moving to Bethel, where she was part of the Under-16 North Wales League Cup winning side of 2017-18.
Erin has since stepped up to senior level for Bethel, where she is a key defender competing in North Wales Women’s League Division One.
She also plays rugby union, having represented Caernarfon and RGC Under-18s.

May 11

Sara Lacey

Sara Lacey (goalkeeper kit) with her Mountain Rangers team-mates

Sara is a very popular player who is currently goalkeeper for Mountain Rangers in North Wales Women’s League Division Two.
She has also played in goal for Pwllheli and Caernarfon Town, so brings plenty of experience to the table.

May 13

Charlotte Walker-Jones

Experienced defender who has been a quality performer at the back for Llandudno Junction and Llandudno over the years.
She works as a sports lecturer.

May 16

Anna Jones

Anna Jones (white) on the ball for Llandudno. Picture: Sian Armstrong

Hard-tackling midfield player who has always performed to a high standard.
Has represented Llandudno and Caernarfon Town in the Welsh Premier League and currently plays for Chester.
She won the North Wales League title with Caernarfon in 2016-17, as well as landing a Betty Pickering Cup winners’ medal over three consecutive seasons.
Anna also scooped the BUCS League championship with Bangor University Women’s FC twice.

May 19

Emily Bentley

Exciting young talent who earned a move to Burnley Women last year to undertake a football scholarship.
Previously played in the Welsh Premier League for Rhyl as well as representing the under-16 age group at the Wrexham AFC/RCF Girls Centre of Excellence.

May 21

Leah Davies-Williams

Leah on a run for Holywell. Pic: Lee Douglas

Attacking midfielder who plays for Holywell in the North Wales Women’s League and North Wales Recreational Women’s League.
A former Wales trialist, Leah, who is 17 on May 21, is always capable of scoring goals.

May 25

Ffion Wyn Williams

Stunning photo of Ffion in action for Bethel. Pic: Kevin Prydderch

Prolific goalscorer with Bethel in the North Wales Women’s League, but in her school years was a goalkeeper for the Caernarfon Under-16 side which won the quadruple in 2013-14, including the Welsh Cup.
As an outfield player, Ffion is fast, skilful and so often a nightmare for defenders.
She was equal top-scorer for Bethel when they jointly won the Division One title last season.

Fflur Williams

Fflur (stripes) in possession for Llandudno. Pic: Dai Sinclair

Recently signed for Bethel following the resignation of Llandudno from the Welsh Premier League.
A prolific goal-getter at junior level, Fflur, who will be 19 on May 25, has also been a consistent markswoman in the senior game, having represented Cardiff City as well as Tudno.
She is the daughter of Euryn Williams, who netted a stunning 683 goals in his career, mainly for Bro Cernyw.

May 27

Eleanor Thomas

Eleanor (left – blue) challenges against Airbus. Pic: Matthew Jones

Striker for Northop Hall in North Wales Women’s League Division One.
Tall, physical forward player who turns 18 on May 27, Eleanor is having a good season for the Hall.

May 31

Mary Bailey

Mary Bailey (red)

Mary plays for Llanfair United and is one of the finest central defenders in the North Wales Women’s League.
She was in the squad which won the NEWFA and NWWFL Cups last season, Llanfair also finishing as joint Division One champions.
Mary celebrates her 22nd birthday this month.

Ella Hughes

Ella Hughes of the Panthers

Left-winger who can also operate on the right. Plays for Penrhyn Bay Panthers in the North Wales Recreational Women’s League.
Turned out for Llandudno in their recent Welsh Cup tie against Abergavenny and really impressed, never stopping running or chasing all through the match.

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