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Meet the Player: Matt Mullender (CPD Llanrwst United)

Matt Mullender of Llanrwst United

Full Name

Matthew Thomas Mullender

Date of Birth

13/10/93 (26)

Occupation

Fitness instructor/swimming teacher

Teams you have played for

Machno United, Llanrwst United

Position

LB/LWB

Most memorable game played in

Has got be the game against Bangor 1876 being the first team to beat them in a competitive match (4-1) with a big crowd a Gwydir Parc

Biggest highlight of football career so far

2018/19 Mawddach Cup Final against Llangefni. We went in a total underdogs and came out winners with a great team performance.

Best goal scored

There’s not many to choose from as a defender haha. But again probably against Bangor 1876, I scored a first time strike just outside the box to go 1-0 up against them.

Strengths to your game

I’d say my pace/touch helps my game.

Weaknesses

Only got a left foot, right one is just for standing on haha.

Best team-mate played alongside

I’ve been lucky enough to play with a lot of talented players that have gone on to play at a high standard (Elliot Hewitt, Jake Cassidy, Alun Webb) so it’s hard to pick.

Hardest opponent faced

Joel Hewitt, Llandudno Junction. I was 20/21 I was playing LM I just couldn’t get past him the whole game. He was like a brick wall.

Biggest influence in football

I’d say my brother (Ben Mullender) played a big part as he got me into football and I always pushed myself to try and be better than him haha! But Roberto Carlos (2002) World Cup was a big inspiration as a left back.

Funniest team-mate

None other than Mr Bryn Jenkins. Never know what’s going to come out his mouth next. With Chris Nicolson a close second.

Favourite away ground

Do enjoy an away day at Barmouth.

Personal football ambitions

In this photo, Matt had just turned 16 after making his debut for Llanrwst

Play to the highest standard of my ability and try and play at a consistent level.

RANDOM QUESTIONS

Best country visited

Greece (Pefkos)

Best after-match venue

Blaenau Ffestiniog always put on a good spread.

Best film seen

COURTESY OF FATHOM EVENTS

Shawshank Redemption

Current favourite song

Too many to choose from

Favourite TV show

American horror story

TV show you dislike most

Ru Paul’s drag race (as the missus is obsessed with it) haha!!

Best quality as a person

Kindness

Worst fault

Stubborn

Best live show/concert seen

Ed Sheehan, Manchester (Etihad stadium) 2018

What are your future hopes for Llanrwst United

Highest finish possible in the new tier 3 league and a cup wouldn’t go amiss Haha.

Tell us something about you we might not know

I represented Wales in long jump in the British school final with a PB of 6.11 meters. (2011)

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