Welsh international joins Llanystumdwy

Malen Williams is a welcome new face at Llanystumdwy

Llanystumdwy women’s football team have signed an ex-Welsh international to boost their squad for the 2021-22 season.

Former Welsh Colleges and Wales Under-17 player Malen Williams has joined the Llŷn Peninsula/Eifionydd village club.

She marked her debut with a goal in Llan’s 3-2 victory against Llangefni Town last weekend.

Malen, 25, from Pwllheli, told Grassroots North Wales about her background in the game.

“I started playing football at the age of 6 for Pwllheli Boys and then played for all the age groups through to the under-16’s,” she said.

“We won the Llyn and Eifionydd League at Under 12, 14, and 16 and numerous cups.

“I also won the North Wales Cup with Pwllheli Girls under-17’s, then went on to play for Caernarfon Town in the Welsh Premier League.

“I was lucky enough to be chosen to play for Welsh Colleges and also Wales U-17.

“After this I decided I wanted a new challenge and I went to play rugby for a few years.”

Malen is the latest quality signing by Llan, who also added top-class defender Tash Matthews to the ranks recently.

Another highly-rated new face is also about to sign for the team.

Added Malen: “I feel excited being back playing football, especially for a newly-formed team like Llanystumdwy. It was a great feeling to score in my first game, hoping this is one of many for the coming season.

The team is made of a great bunch of girls and they’ve welcomed me from the start and I hope we have a great season.”

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