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Female Focus 2020: Sara Lacey (Mountain Rangers)

Sara (back row – third from left, navy top) lines up with the Pwllheli side which reached the 2006 Welsh Cup Final against Cardiff City

Sara Lacey once played in an FAW Women’s Welsh Cup Final.
To find out more about her, read on….

Full name

Sara Louise Lacey

Date of Birth


First football memory

I didn’t start playing football properly until I was 11 bar the odd kick about with the lads in primary school,


Sara with the Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen, Caernarfon, under-14 side

Always been a goal keeper

Most memorable game played

This has to be the Welsh Cup Final when I played for Pwllheli back in 2006. We lost 11-0 to Cardiff City, but was a fantastic experience playing against Jessica Fishlock and Lauren Dykes.

Highlight of your career

Sara with the Bangor City Academy squad

Starting off playing for Bangor City Girls with all the talented girls like Ceryl Jones, Nicky Davies and Ailsa Orlik

Best save

Saving the last penalty to win our schools Welsh Cup Final in Aberystwyth.


Sara (keeper’s light blue shirt) with current team Mountain Rangers

I can read the game well and my voice has to be heard from the back.


My timing – not knowing when to make a run for it.

Best team-mate ever

Cerys Gadd

Has to be Cerys Gadd. We played alongside each other from the age of 11 right up until we were 16. Still best of friends to this day even though she plays against me now!

Hardest Opponent

Lexi Crawley from Amlwch, She can always find the net.

Biggest influence in football

Peter Schmeichel

Funniest team mate

Sioned Bohana and Catrin Thomas – together they just bounce off each other in the changing rooms

Best dancer

Elena Julio

Favourite away ground

Going back to the Rec in Pwllheli.

Other sporting achievements

I gained my black belt in karate when I was 16

Best country visited

Gibraltar, stunning place

Favourite chocolate


Favourite song at present

Special D – Come With Me. This is a changing room classic

Are you typical of your zodiac sign?

Taurus – not really into this sort of thing!

Favourite TV show

I’m a sucker for Coronation Street

Worst TV show

Love Island

Best quality

I would say I’m an agony aunt or mother hen – lots of people confide in me.

Worst fault

My time keeping

Best concert visited

Bon Jovi

Favourite female footballer

Steph Houghton

Unknown fact about you

I’ve worked at McDonald’s since I was 16. Still there now, one of the best jobs I’ve had. And no I don’t know when we are reopening!!!

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