Amlwch Town’s evergreen Meinir Thomas is the latest to choose her All-Time North Wales Women’s Dream Team XI.
She is the seventh selector in a Grassroots North Wales series which has also included Abby Williams (Airbus), Gwenno Gibbard Bolton (Bethel), Lexi Crawley (Amlwch Town), Claire Colville (Llandudno), Cerys Gadd (Amlwch Town) and Libby McClelland (NFA).
Meinir’s Star XI
Played with her in the Island Games Ynys Môn team in Jersey 2015 and Gotland 2017. Fantastic keeper and a Wales international capped 64 times. Having her gave us such a boost. She had so much experience which helped us enormously.
Lowri Hughes (Pwllheli)
Great defender who is solid in defence but so good at scoring goals too.
Laura Eynon (Amlwch)
A leader on the pitch. Reads the game and hard to get past. Brilliant tackler.
Erica Jones (Pwllheli)
Another player who is a natural leader. Communicates constantly and is a brilliant reader of the game.
Jordanne Greenough (Bethel)
I played with Jordanne in the Ynys Môn team. Great attacking full back but good at tracking back and defending. Very quick and has an eye for goal.
Catrin Evans (Amlwch Town)
Watching the things Catrin does in training really leaves me in awe at times. So skillful, super fast and scores fantastic goals.
Ffion Owen (Amlwch Town)
Brilliant player, fully deserving of Player of the Year. Superb passer of the ball, scores loads of goals and can control the game. Complete player. Learnt so much by playing in midfield with her.
Cerys Gadd (Amlwch Town)
Another player who’s taught me a lot about the game. Skillful, wonderful passer and can score cracking goals from outside the box.
Played in the Island Games with Katie. Leader on the pitch and just a fantastic player. Another with so much experience and scored an absolute beauty in the Jersey games. One of the stars of great Bangor City and Caernarfon Town teams of the past and capped many times for Wales.
Lexi Crawley (Amlwch Town)
Prolific scorer. She has an instinct for goal. Can score anywhere just given half a chance. I remember playing Caernarfon in the 2015-16 Betty Pickering final. It was 0-0 with 15 minutes or so left. I saw Lexi come on as a sub and had this feeling that it was bad news for us. I was right. She scored a few minutes later and Caernarfon won the cup.
Becky Lees (Airbus)
Another player who can score goals from nothing. I once got the job of man-marking her – so difficult! She can read the game so well and is a skillful player.