Ten highlights from the football career of birthday girl Ffion Owen

Ffion (red) on the ball for Ynys Môn. Picture: Dai Sinclair

Being one of North Wales’ top players, Ffion Owen has had a fair few articles published about her on GNW over the past 12 months.

Therefore, a traditional birthday piece today would have been pretty much repetition of all that’s been written before.

Instead, we will publish 10 top highlights from Ffion’s career to date.

Born on March 16, 1996, Ffion hails from Llangefni, Ynys Môn. Her father Terry, mum Nia and brother Gari are all current or former footballers.

Quiet and unassuming off the pitch, Ffion certainly does not hold back when she crosses the white line.

Ffion Owen – 10 career highlights

1 Captain of Caernarfon Town title-winning side of 2016-17

Ffion (third left) with the North Wales League title trophy. Picture: Dai Sinclair

Not only did Ffion lead the Canaries to a resounding North Wales Women’s League championship success four seasons ago, she also netted 33 goals in all competitions. She notched 23 in the league, including four in a 15-2 beating of Bangor.

2 Betty Pickering Cup 2016-17

Ffion (front) holding the Betty Pickering Cup in 2017. Pic: Dai Sinclair

Ffion scored in every round of the 2016-17 Betty Pickering Cup, grabbing nine goals in all over four ties for Caernarfon.

She hit four against Prestatyn, a hat-trick versus Airbus and one in both the semi and final at the expense of Llanfair and Pwllheli respectively.

3 Ynys Môn – Inter Island Games 2019

Ffion (front – second left, No 10) with the Ynys Môn team which played in the 2019 final. Picture: Dai Sinclair

Ffion was outstanding in midfield for Anglesey in the Inter-Island Games two years ago.

She was a major influence in Ynys Môn going further in the competition than ever before, reaching the final only to lose to Isle of Man, but still clinching a silver medal.

4 Hat-trick on debut for Amlwch Town 2019-20

Ffion (blue) on the attack for Amlwch. Picture: Gethin Jones

In her first match for Amlwch, Ffion scored three times in a 9-0 opening day triumph at NFA.

Town went on to win the North Wales League Division Two title.

5 Goal-packed debut season for Amlwch 2019-20

Ffion was on fire for Amlwch from day one. Picture: Gethin Jones

Ffion’s 19 goals made her Division Two top-scorer and third highest markswoman across all competitions in the whole league.

She netted three trebles in all and hit four in a caning of Llanberis during the campaign.

6 Llangefni Girls Under-11 superstars

Ffion started off with Llangefni boys under-9’s, then when she joined her first girls team, the successes flowed.

Llangefni Under-11 Girls won three consecutive league titles and a host of cups and tournaments.

7 Stunning goal v Rhyl 2016-17

Ffion scored some cracking goals for Caernarfon. Picture: Dai Sinclair

In the 2016-17 Welsh Cup, Caernarfon led twice at Welsh Premier side Rhyl, but ended up losing 3-2.

However, Ffion lit up the tie early in the second half with an amazing long range strike to make it 2-1 to the Canaries.

8 Primary school national success

As a youngster, Ffion was in the Ysgol Corn Hir, Llangefni primary school football team which won a national tournament.

9 Betty Pickering Cup final 2015-16

Ffion (front row, second from right) with the 2015-16 winners

Ffion was in the Caernarfon Town squad which beat Amlwch Town 1-0 in the Betty Pickering final five seasons ago.

Late substitute Lexi Crawley (now Ffion’s team-mate at Amlwch) scored the winner.

10 Captain in the Welsh Premier

Ffion’s in control (yellow and green kit). Picture: Dai Sinclair

Ffion skippered Caernarfon Town on their return to the Welsh Premier Women’s League in 2017-18.

It was not the best of the seasons, but the Canaries did avoid finishing bottom after a 1-0 win over Caldicot Town.

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