Another 10 stand out players in North Wales women’s football this season

Tesni Hughes (second right) celebrates another goal for Amlwch. Picture: GETHIN JONES

It’s been a great season for North Wales women’s football so far – let’s hope we end up finishing this one!

Grassroots North Wales previously chose 10 (+1) stand out players from across the Genero Adran North and North Wales Leagues to have shone since September.

Covering as many clubs as we can, and not always targeting the headline-makers but also the unsung heroes, we’ve selected another 10 (+1) names to impress so far.

Tegan Hewitt (Airbus)

Tegan Hewitt (maroon) on the ball for Airbus. Picture: MATTHEW JONES @mattjimages

This talented goalscorer is having her best season ever in an Airbus shirt.

In 2018-19, she netted 13 goals in all competitions, in the shortened 2019-20 campaign she scored nine and this term she is on 14 already.

I’ve only just learned how to pronounce her first name, but I’ve long known about her footballing qualities.

You’re a credit to the Wingmakers, Tegan.

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Jen Cox (Llangefni Town)

Cox on the run against Trearddur Bay. Picture: DAI SINCLAIR

Christened “Cox in the Box” by my brilliantly witty self 🤣, this hard-working forward has carried on some awesome pre-season form in the campaign proper, currently being Llangefni’s top-scorer on five goals.

Her hat-trick in Cefni’s first-ever win, a 5-1 beating of Welshpool on the team’s debut, made her part of club history forever.

Such a passionate front-runner, loves to have the ball at her feet and take players on. Great to watch.

THEME TUNE: Fox (Cox) On the Run – Sweet. 🎼🎼

Lia Huws (Trearddur Bay)

Lia Huws is having a great first season with Trearddur Bay

Although a very capable goalkeeper, since Lia was tried as an outfield player this season in the full-back position she has been exceptional. Manager Chris Davies is delighted with her progress.

The former Ysgol Uwchradd Bodedern pupil, who turns 18 this weekend, has played football for a number of years.

She started off with Bodedern Juniors boys, then joined Llangefni Under-14 girls, switched to Caernarfon Town Under-16s and then decided to sign for Trearddur Bay in her first adult football season.

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Bethan Thomas (Northop Hall)

No surprise to see Bethan in this list I am sure.

Season-after-season, she is one of the best goalkeepers to feature in the league.

Her shot-stopping skills have been as much in evidence as ever this season, drawing widespread praise from opposition managers everywhere.

THEME TUNE: Simply The Best – Tina Turner 🎼🎼

Rosie O’Brien (CPD Y Rhyl 1879)

Rosie (left) takes on Trearddur Bay. Picture: JWO PHOTOGRAPHY

Not a headline-grabber on a regular basis, but this girl is the epitome of consistency.

A fast-running, quick-thinking left back, Rosie is rock-solid in the tackle, feeds some lovely passes and joins in the attacks when she can.

Commitment is second to none, This is a player worthy of high plaudits.

THEME TUNE: Rosie – Retail Therapy 🎼🎼

Jordan Roberts (Bangor 1876)

Currently top-scorer for 1876 with seven goals, Jordan has played in the Welsh Premier League for Caernarfon Town in the past, as well as Bethel and Tranmere Rovers.

She has been really consistent for 1876 this season, adding goals to her all-round aggressive, high-energy game, couple with creativity and an ability to play a killer pass.

Jordan has a really professional attitude on the field. It is no surprise that she has been a part of Wales girls camps over the years.

THEME TUNE: Alexis Jordan – Happiness 🎼🎼

Gemma Jones (Llanfair United)

Gemma Jones lets fly. Picture: IAN FRANCIS

It’s been a slow start for Llanfair in Genero Adran North, but to be fair they have lost some key players this season.

One of their best known performers, Gemma Jones, is starting to catch fire now in front of goal, having netted five in her last two games.

Gemma is one of the most prolific strikers in North/Mid Wales. Since 2013/14, she has amassed a total of 142 goals for Llanfair, including a best of 32 in 2018/19.

Hey now c’mon! I’m not even a mid-Wales based reporter but I’ve done my research to come up with that figure! Hats off Powys! 🤣

THEME TUNE: In the Country by The Farmers Boys 🎼🎼

Sian Moore (Pwllheli)

Sian Moore (white and black) gets to grips with Wrexham striker Rosie Hughes. Picture: GEMMA THOMAS PHOTOGRAPHY/WREXHAM AFC

Sian has a reputation as one of the most committed and hardest-working defenders around and certainly deserves all the praise she gets.

I was amazed by her performance at Rhyl in the Welsh Cup this season where she formed a rock-solid defensive partnership with Lowri Hughes.

Always on the go and great on the ball, Sian has earned many favourable comments from those who have played alongside and against her.

THEME TUNE: More More More by Andrea True Connection.

Moore Moore Moore, how do you like it, how do you like it 🎼🎼

Zoe Stopford (Holywell)

Zoe Stopford is proving a great asset for Holywell. Picture: DAI SINCLAIR

Holywell are improving all the time and one of the main reasons has been the form of new signing Zoe Stopford.

Formerly a striker for Rhyl in the Welsh Premier League, scoring the team’s first ever goal in a 1-0 win at Aberystwyth in 2014/15, Zoe returned to Belle Vue a couple of years ago, but is now part of a Wellwomen side learning fast in just their second campaign together.

The ex-Prestatyn Girls player has netted four times for Holywell so far.

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Tesni Hughes (Amlwch)

Tesni (blue) on the ball. Picture: GETHIN JONES

She is the one and onlyyyyyyyyy!

Okay, as this particular song was first a hit in 1991, when Tesni was nowhere near born, I’d better explain.
The singer of The One and Only was Chesney Hawkes (Chesney…sounds like Tesni? No? Ok, I’ll swiftly move on)…

Tesni is, in fact, an up and coming guitar/vocalist, but also a great footballer who has starred up front for Amlwch this season, netting 11 goals so far.

The 18-year-old from Llangefni scored five in her most recent outing against Welshpool. What a prospect!

THEME TUNE: The One and Only by Chesney Hawkes 🎼🎼

And a cheeky No 11………..

Ffion Wyn Williams (Bethel)

Ffion on the ball. Picture: DAI SINCLAIR

Have to mention this awesome sportswoman who is already on 17 goals this season despite having played just a handful of games.

She has netted five goals in a match twice and is a key member of the Bethel side which has reached the Welsh Cup quarter-finals and remain unbeaten in the new second tier Genero Adran North League.

Ffion is all about goals…..over the past four competitive seasons alone she has struck 63 times for the maroons, and her total likely extends beyond that from prior to 2017-18.

THEME TUNE: Wonder Woman theme by Charles Fox 🎼🎼

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