CPD Merched Bethel defender Anest Hâf Roberts is 19 today.
Born on September 9, 2002, she is without a doubt one of the finest players in North Wales.
We’ve written a few articles on Anest in the past, so in Grassroots North Wales tradition we will publish a 9 Fab Facts feature (as she was born on the 9th of the 9th) on this tremendous prospect.
Anest is currently still recovering from injury so we wish her all the best and hope to see her back in action soon.
NINE FABULOUS FACTS ABOUT ANEST ROBERTS
1 She shares a birthday with Luca Modric and Julia Sawalha (Saffy from Absolutely Fabulous)
2 Anest won the Welsh Schools FA Under-15 Cup final in 2016-17 with Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen, Caernarfon. She scored in a 1-1 draw and SHO then beat Ysgol Glantaf, Cardiff, on penalties at Park Hall, TNS’s ground
3 Her football idols are Joe Allen and Alex Morgan
4 Anest won the North Wales Under-14 Girls League title with Bethel in 2015/16
5 Despite being mainly a defender, Anest has a great record of 10 goals in 29 appearances for Bethel’s first team
6 Anest was part of the Bethel side which won the 2017-18 North Wales Girls League Under-16 Cup, beating RCF Wrexham in the final
7 When Bethel finished joint winners of the North Wales Women’s League in 2018-19, Anest was a key player in her first season with the senior team
8 She can also operate in midfield and strikes a great dead-ball. Anest is also a big danger in the box when attacking free kicks and corners
9 Anest began her football career with Nantlle Vale Under-6’s
Anest cites dad Dylan as her biggest football influence