Christmas Female Focus 2020 – Maria Lloyd (CPD Merched Llanystumdwy)

Maria Lloyd (back row, furthest right) and her beloved CPD Merched Llanystumdwy

Maria is the perfect person for a Christmas Female Focus.

She delivered me a perfect Christmas present recently when an article on her team, CPD Merched Llanystumdwy, scored more than 1,000 views for the website! Phenomenal!

Merry Christmas and a happy new year to Maria, her family and all the Llanystumdwy girls!

Full Name

Maria Lloyd Morris

Date of Birth



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Teams you have played for

Deiniolen when I was a child and Bethel when I was a teenager


Midfield and defence

Most memorable game played in

Llanystumdwy’s first friendly against Bethel at our home pitch

Maria Lloyd

Biggest highlight of football career so far

Starting a new women’s team at Llanystumdwy

Strengths to your game

I’d say communicating with the team


Previous injuries affecting my play

Best team-mate played alongside

That’s a hard one as I’ve played along side many amazing players

Hardest opponent faced


Biggest influence in football

It’s been Roy Keane since I was a child

Funniest team-mate

This one has got to be Rhi who plays for us in Llanystumdwy

Other sporting achievements

I don’t really have other achievements as such but I do enjoy boxing which hopefully I’ll get back in to once Covid eases again.

Hobbies and interests

Maria’s children, daughter Maia and son Mikey

My favourite hobbies and interest would have to be my family! Nothing brings me more joy than watching my children grow and achieve new things! I’m their No 1 fan!

Best country visited

Would have to be Belgium

Favourite chocolate bar

Galaxy Caramel

Best after-match venue

The Bryn Hir Arms, Criccieth

Best film seen

Lone Survivor

Current favourite song

I don’t really have a favourite song as I like all types of music and sing along to everything

Favourite TV show

I’m not a TV show kind of girl I prefer movies or series

TV show you dislike most

I’m a Celeb

Best quality as a person

Willing to help anyone

Worst fault

Would have to be time keeping

Best live show/concert seen

I’ve only been to one and I was 8 years old and that was to see Steps

Do you think we will play any league football this season

Hopefully we will, but it’s Covid depending isn’t it! would be nice to get some more friendlies in at least and develop more as a team and meet other teams.

Tell us something about you we might not know

That’s a hard one, the only thing I can think of is that I’m a qualified agricultural engineer and I love welding! Hopefully I’ll get back in to it one day!

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