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Which North Wales women footballers celebrate a birthday in October ?

Yasmin Mills is a Halloween baby.

North Wales women footballers who celebrate their birthday in October include:

OCTOBER 2

Sarah Colville

Sarah Colville (front). Picture: Chris Howells

Long-serving manager of Llandudno Ladies FC.
Turned to management a few years back after playing career was cut short due to breaking her tibia, fibula and damaging her ankle and foot.
Took over the team when they were playing under the name Llandudno Junction, then carried the girls over to Llandudno in 2014-15.
As a player she was a prolific goalscorer.

Claire Colville

Claire Colville (red) puts in a strong tackle. Picture: Chris Howells

Younger twin sister (by 10 minutes) of Sarah.
Long-serving defender with Llandudno Junction and Llandudno, she can play in any position across the back.
Was a member of the Llandudno side which reached the Welsh Cup final for the only time in the team’s history in 2015-16.

Ffion Mair Roberts

Ffion Mair Roberts (black shorts – right)

Strong centre forward who stood out for the now disbanded Llanberis last season.
Robust player who impressed in previous spells with Bethel and Bethesda Athletic.
Has represented her country at football and is also an accomplished martial artist.

OCTOBER 8

Ffion Lane

Daughter of former Llandudno Athletic manager Rhys.
Has played some recreational football and hopes to get more opportunities to develop her skills.
Also a talented musician.

OCTOBER 9

Ali Reitemeier

Ali Reitemeier (back row – second from right)

Played for Llanfairfechan Ladies in the North Wales Recreational League last season.
Enthusiastic player who fits in well with the team ethic at Llanfair.

OCTOBER 12

Ashleigh Mills

Ashleigh Mills in past action for Rhyl (right – white and black)

One of the best left-footed players in North Wales.
First started football at the age of 5, following the example of her mum and the whole family.
She first played in a successful boys team called Aztec Stars.
Ashleigh scored two fantastic goals for Prestatyn Town in their 2014-15 Under-16 Welsh Cup Final 4-0 victory over Coed Duon Dragons at Newtown.
Has played in many internationals for Wales between Under-16 and U-19 levels.
In senior football, Ashleigh has represented Rhyl and Prestatyn, Rhyl and NFA.
Now serving in the Army, her other football career highlights include netting a hat-trick in the Welsh Premier.

OCTOBER 16

Courteney Page

Originally from Birmingham, as a youngster Courtney played for a team called Halas Hawks.
She fondly remembers a game where her side was 3-0 down, but she was brought on as sub and managed to score 4 goals to win the match.
Courtney, who is 22 this month, first played for Northop Hall but joined Airbus in 2019.
She scored on her debut for the Wingmakeresses versus Wrexham.

Ceri Lois

Fast and fleet-footed striker who was named Grassroots North Wales Women’s Young Player of the Season in 2017/18, having notched 28 goals in all competitions for Bangor City.
Anglesey-based Ceri had a brief spell with Welsh Premier side Caernarfon Town in 2018-19 before moving to Bethesda Athletic, where she won the North Wales Women’s League Division Two title.
The 19-year-old signed for Amlwch Town last season, but was unable to kick a ball due to a long-standing shoulder injury.
Represented the Ynys Môn women’s team which landed a silver medal in the 2019 Inter-Island Games.

OCTOBER 17

Charlotte Bethany Webb

Holyhead-based Charlotte formerly played for Cybi Women and Amlwch Town, but since injuries curtailed her football career she has been joint-manager of Amlwch Town, who won the North Wales League Division Two title last season.
Represented Ynys Môn in the 2015 Jersey Island Games and remembers playing against Gibraltar at the Springfield Stadium being particularly awesome.
In her playing days she was quick and scored goals.
As a manager/coach, in 2019 she helped guide Amlwch Town to their Supplementary Cup success v Wrexham at Rhyl, and Ynys Môn to the final of the Inter-Island Games versus Isle of Man at Holyhead Hotspur stadium.

OCTOBER 18

Abi Bradley (NFA)

Seventeen-year-old centre-back who has played for Northop Hall and NFA.
Has had trials for Liverpool and Manchester United.
Strong tackler with good ability on the ball.

OCTOBER 23

Sophie Craig

Did not play last season, but previously represented Caernarfon Town Ladies for many years.
Played mostly as a forward in his early career but then developed into a midfield player.
Sister of former Everton, Torquay United, Wales Under-21, Caernarfon Town and now Flint Town United wing-back Nathan Craig.

Molly Watkinson

Molly Watkinson (back row – third from right) gets her share of goals for Penrhyn Bay

Talented goalscorer who played for Penrhyn Bay in North Wales League Division Two last season, netting six times.
Also had a spell at former Welsh Premier club Llandudno.
A product of the brilliant Penrhyn Bay girls’ section, Molly netted a hat-trick when the seniors recorded their first win in the North Wales Women’s League last season – a 7-1 drubbing of Caernarfon Town.

OCTOBER 26

Nia Ellis

Experienced front player who has been a vital part of the Llanfair United squad which has won back-to-back North Wales League Division One titles (one joint).

OCTOBER 29

Heledd Evans

Heledd also stands out at rugby

A member of the much-celebrated Caernarfon Girls quadruple-winning squad of 2014.
Heledd went on to represent Caernarfon Town as a senior, being a crucial member of the 2016-17 North Wales Women’s League championship and Betty Pickering Cup double winners.
Last season she played for Mountain Rangers.
Heledd also excels at rugby having developed her game considerably with Bangor University.

OCTOBER 31

Steph Taylor

Gifted centre-half who is mainly renowned for her successes with Wrexham Ladies and TNS.
As a child she played for a Wrexham team called Park Youth FC.
On top of her spells with Wrexham Ladies and TNS, she also plays for Wrexham Ladies Futsal.
Daughter of former European Golden Boot winner Dave Taylor, Steph has also represented Wales.

Yasmin Mills

No braver player around than this supergirl.
Highly-rated goalkeeper over a number of years with Rhyl and Prestatyn, Rhyl and now NFA.
Her younger sisters Ashleigh and Jess play in the same NFA side.
Yasmin is a superb shot-stopper and definitely one of the best goalkeepers in the North Wales Women’s League.

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