Lani Bouckley had a great first season for Connah’s Quay Nomads, who finished runners-up in North Wales Women’s League Division Two.
She was also part of the Nomads squad which reached the semi-finals of the Welsh Cup at the first attempt.
Lani spoke to Grassroots North Wales about her career so far.
Noelani Illyria Bouckley
Date of Birth
Teams you have played for
Northop Hall FC, Mold JFC, Buckley FC, Ruthin FC, Blacon FC, Upton FC
Currently winger, previously defence and goal
Most memorable game played in
Pre season against Wrexham, I was so nervous but I think that helped me. I scored without thinking with my left foot 🙈
Biggest highlight of football career so far
To be honest, I’ve really enjoyed the progression and development that Nomads have provided me. I’ve really progressed and that has been my highlight
Best goal scored
Playing for Blacon and using my left foot. I managed to curl it into the top left hand corner.
Strengths to your game
Fitness, speed, strength
One on ones
Best team-mate played alongside
My twin sister obvs 😉 but I really enjoy playing alongside Shannon Hobbs at Nomads
Hardest opponent faced
Biggest influence in football
Rhonwen Wilde (my twin)
Favourite away ground
Not sure to be honest. I can’t really remember them
Other sporting achievements
Dancing, swimming, Sailing – gold medals in all.
Your name is really interesting…can you tell us anything about it please?
It’s Hawaiian, means mist of rain. My dad is very historic…….
Best country visited
So far Austrailia
Favourite chocolate bar
Terry’s Chocolate Orange
Best after-match venue
anywhere with beer!
Best film seen
Rocket Man is the first one to mind but I love films so could give you a huge list
Current favourite song
Conversations in the Dark – John Legend
Favourite TV show
TV show you dislike most
The Only Way is Essex
Best quality as a person
caring and selfless
Never believe in myself
Best live show/concert seen
Do you think we will play any football this season – we are all so in limbo at the moment
I hope so but it’s doubtful, Covid 19 is coming at force and I think to prevent any more cases we will have to prioritize.
How do you see Connah’s Quay Nomads women’s prospects for the next season?
I honestly think we’re going places. It’s a fresh team who seem to really get along, we’ve got a great strong and experienced team!
Tell us something about you we might not know
I hate melted cheese, strange I know but can’t stand it!