Here is a list of the North Wales women footballers who celebrate a birthday in June
Gwenno Gibbard-Bolton (Bethel)
It won’t be long now before Gwenno becomes the latest female footballer to give birth. We wish her well.
Gwenno is married to Bethel head coach Ben Bolton and the pair have produced some great work in making the team a force in North Wales football over the past 2-3 years.
A former Caernarfon Town player, Gwenno is best known as a marauding midfield player in the maroon of Bethel.
She was part of the joint North Wales Division One championship-winning side of last season. Gwenno has also been instrumental in the progress of so many promising youngsters to first team level at Bethel in recent years.
Lowri Collins (Llanberis)
Part of the newly-formed Llanberis side in the 2019-20 season.
Lowri played right-back for the team.
Nia Wyn Jones (Mountain Rangers)
Wife of Mountain Rangers chairman Martin, also mother to Lamas player Efa.
Like all associated with the Rhosgadfan club, Nia is dedicated to the cause and an inspirational figure to the ever-developing women’s team.
Regarded as one of the best defenders in North Wales, Broadbent is a renowned dead-ball specialist.
Broadbent began her career at Bangor City and was originally a forward until manager Keith Fearns converted her into a centre-back with great effect.
When the team changed identity to become Caernarfon Town Ladies in 2010, Broadbent was soon a regular in the side.
She has won the North Wales League four times and League Cup on six occasions.
Signed for Mountain Rangers last season.
Led Bethesda Athletic to the North Wales League Division Two title last season and was top scorer among the North Wales based players with 27 goals in total.
Better known for spending most of her career with Bethel, where she has regularly been leading markswoman with a reputation for scoring spectacular goals.
Beca Williams (Bethel)
Exciting young defender who broke into Bethel’s first team this season and made an instant impression.
Had represented North Wales and been on standby for the Wales Under-16 team.
Hayley Rees-Williams (Pwllheli)
Hayley reaches her 30th birthday on June 15.
The Pwllheli stalwart has played in every position for the team over the years, but her favourite role is right-back, behind her winger sister Leanne.
Hayley is a very popular player at Pwllheli and throughout the league for her great attitude to the game.
Emily Jones (NFA)
Flamboyant front player who first made her mark with Rhyl, scoring twice in a memorable 3-2 Welsh Cup win over Caernarfon.
She later went on to become the first Rhyl player to net a hat-trick in the Welsh Premier League, banging in a treble at Caldicot on the opening day of season 2017-18, when she also ended up top-scorer for the Lilywhites.
Moved to NFA last season and made a great impression, notching 10 goals to finish at the head of the scoring chart again.
Jessica Mills (NFA)
What a promising young player!
Will not be 17 until her latest birthday, yet played with tremendous maturity at left-back in her debut campaign in the North Wales League.
Plays in the same NFA side as sisters Yasmin and Ashleigh. Excels on the ball and at taking players on.
A fine young keeper who has played for Llandudno in the Welsh Premier League.
Was also in goal for the Prestatyn Girls side which lifted the 2014-15 Under-16 Girls Welsh Cup.
Signed for Caernarfon Town last season.
Efa Carlotta Santaca Jones
Young defender who joined Mountain Rangers this season and produced some outstanding performances.
Was among the most consistent players in a team which suffered from a chronic shortage of games before the campaign ended prematurely due to COVID-19
Undoubtedly one of the best players to grace the North Wales Women’s League.
Her ability to glide past opponents with the ball at her feet is sublime and she scores plenty of goals too.
Best employed just in behind the strikers.
Represented Wales as a schoolgirl, past clubs include Shrewsbury Town and Meifod.
Magnificent goalkeeper for a Northop Hall side where she won the North Wales League title in 2017-18.
Rated one of the very best keepers in the league by many followers.
Jenny has gone on to be pretty much a world beater in the sport of FootGolf but in her football days she was something special too.
Quality defender for the likes of Airbus and Llanidloes Town. Also excels at tennis, can turn her hand to any sport and be an awesome performer.
One of the best players to put on a Pwllheli shirt.
Although often a centre back, she can – and has – play in almost any position.
Last season the speedy Lowri scored 5 goals in successive games for the North Wales Division Two side.
Has played for Wales Under-17s as well as Caernarfon and her college side.
Former Liverpool and Tranmere Rovers player who represented Wales at Under-16, U-17 and U-19 level.
Hard-working midfielder who progressed up to the Welsh Premier League with Rhyl and Prestatyn, who later became known as simply Rhyl.
Rachael joined Llandudno at the start of last season but later signed for Connah’s Quay Nomads, making a great impression for the North Wales Division Two team and Welsh Cup semi-finalists.
Meinir did not start playing football until she was 48.
Now 54, she still plays in the North Wales Women’s League for Amlwch Town, where she was a member of the squad which lifted the Supplementary Cup in 2018-19 and have just been crowned North Wales Division Two champions.
In the sport of hockey, she turns out for Bangor Ladies and has played for Wales Over-50s in the Masters’ World Cup, European Championship and Home Nations.
A truly inspirational figure.
Holyhead-based defender who has worn the colours of Amlwch Town and Mountain Rangers.
Her brother, midfielder Dave, plays for Trearddur Bay Bulls, and dad Peter formerly turned out for Holyhead teams.