Female Football Focus 2022 – Netty Jones (Denbigh Town goalkeeper)

Netty Jones makes another fine save

Netty Jones is one of the best goalkeepers to feature in North Wales women’s football over the past 20 years.

She was a member of Denbigh Town’s team of 2014/15 which won the North Wales League title and reached the Welsh Cup quarter-finals.

In the national cup, Netty put in a tremendous performance in a 5-0 defeat at Welsh Premier giants Cardiff City FC Women. The keeper was so impressive in that game she was invited for Wales trials.

And at 39 this fine stopper still retains plenty of her magic.

Last weekend, Denbigh lost 10-0 to Connah’s Quay in the Genero Adran North, but Netty, who recently made a football comeback, came up with a double-figure number of great saves, earning huge praise from the winning team.


Netty Jones


December 9, 1982




5 ft 10

How did you become interested in football?

I’ve always been sporty and started playing with a group of lads in school, but found the game interesting

How long have you been playing football?

About 20 years

Have you always been a goalkeeper?

No, I started outfield in my first game with Corwen and got sent off

What is your training schedule like?

I don’t really have one, but do a lot of upper body strength work at home in my own time

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

Chill with my dogs and go to see my mates

Which female footballer do you admire most?

Fran Kirby

Away from football, what female sportswoman/women do you admire?

Jessica Ennis-Hill

Which coach has influenced you the most?

Well it’s gotta be the one and only Jürgen Klopp

It’s been a difficult season for Denbigh Town. What keeps you motivated?

I think what keeps us together is that the team does have a lot of fight and spirit. Our heads might go down but we’re always ready for the next match and this season is a training session for the young and new players in our squad

Tell us about the greatest game you’ve played in

It’s hard to choose cause each match is different, but probably when we played Cardiff in the 2014/15 Welsh Cup

What’s your finest achievement to date as a footballer?

Denbigh’s title winners of 2014-15

Winning the North Wales League with Denbigh Town Ladies in 2014/15

Tell us about your favourite all-time kit

The purple goalie kit – had my best games in it

What are your musical tastes?

Got to be something I’m moving along to haha

Do you have any pets?

I have two dogs – Delly and Loui

What is your dream job?

Healing others and coaching the next Denbigh keeper

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

I don’t expect to achieve much. I play for enjoyment and to win but also to help the young ones with their confidence

Who do you owe most to for your football enjoyment and achievements?

John, Sharon and Jamie Clayton – they made me the keeper I am today

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