Female Football Focus 2021 – Leanne Williams of Trearddur Bay answers the questions

Leanne Williams (front row – third from the left) lines up with Trearddur Bay Ladies

Leanne Williams is part of the new Trearddur Bay Ladies football team which has won a lot of friends and admirers since joining the North Wales Women’s League.

The 24-year-old from Holyhead answered some questions for Grassroots North Wales and we are very grateful to her.

Full name

Leanne Williams

Place of birth

Bodelwyddan

Date of birth

09/08/1997

Height

5 ft

How did you become interested in football?

After joining my primary school football team, from then on I’ve always loved it.

How long have you been playing football?

Since primary school, but had a few years break during the end of high school/ university.

Have you always played in the position you play now?

I haven’t always played upfront, I’ve played in all positions growing up, even goalkeeper (which wasn’t very successful)😂

Leanne Williams (left) up against Amlwch Town’s Cerys Gadd. Picture: GETHIN JONES

What is your training schedule like? Do you practice every day?

Training is every Thursday. I don’t practice everyday, I don’t have the time for that ha ha!

If you are not playing football or not working, what do you do in your spare time?

I’ll usually be in the gym, or doing something outdoors, something keeping me active.

Do you like shopping? What are your favourite stores?

I’m not a massive fan of shopping, I prefer to shop online.

Which female footballer do you admire most?

I’d say Lucy Bronze as she’s just down to earth and always gives 100%.

Do you have a favourite professional football team?

Liverpool

Do you practice a certain diet while you are training or during the football season?

I don’t practice a certain diet whilst training or during the season, just eat what I want and hope for the best, but also make sure I drink plenty of water! (and beer on game days)

Leanne (right) in action for Trearddur Bay against Amlwch Town’s Emma Roberts. Picture: GETHIN JONES

What are your feelings on the women’s football pyramid changes in Wales? Are you in favour of an elite Tier 2 North?

I don’t have strong feelings towards the pyramid changes in all honesty, I’m not against any changes if it’ll create better opportunities for women’s football.

Tell us about the greatest game you’ve played in

Probably one of my first few games for Trearddur Bay Ladies, getting back into football was one of the best decisions I’ve made and I felt like I’ve played my best games with this team, and there will be plenty more.

What are your musical tastes?

Varies, I’m really into indie music, but my playlist can go from one extreme to another.

Do you have any plans for a holiday once it’s totally safe to do so?

Pre-Covid times I was going to book Los Angeles, so I’m hoping once it’s safe to do so, I can get myself out there.

Do you have any pets?

I have a black lab named Sasha.

What is your dream job?

That’s a tough one. I’m still young, so I don’t have that figured out yet. I have a few ideas, but I have time.

What do you hope to achieve in future as a footballer?

Just to carry on playing until I can no longer play, I love the sport and playing on the pitch just makes me happy. I think as long as you’re happy that’s all that matters, no matter if you win or lose.

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