Ten fabulous facts about birthday girl Mari Gibbard of CPDM Bethel

Mari Gibbard in action for Bethel. Picture: DAI SINCLAIR

As we wrote a profile article for Mari Gibbard’s birthday last year, we now adjust to Plan B to celebrate her latest special day.

Instead of the traditional “write-up”, we list 10 Fabulous Facts about the CPD Merched Bethel attacking player, who has netted 13 goals so far this season.

1

Born on February 23, 1997, Mari shares a birthday with Line of Duty actress Kelly Macdonald, former Aston Villa and England star Gareth Barry, plus Casemiro of Brazil and Real Madrid.

2

In May 2010, Mari scored a hat-trick as the girls of Ysgol Brynrefail, Llanrug, beat Cwmtawe 11-1 in the Welsh Schools Under-13 Cup Final at Park Hall, home of The New Saints.

Mari lifts the Welsh Schools Cup in 2010 with Ysgol Brynrefail Under-13 Girls

A one-sided final also saw Mari’s team-mates Lois Regan and Alaw Prys Hughes score three goals apiece, with Catrin Gruffydd and Ella Owen adding the others.

Gareth Davies coached these unstoppable girls.

3

Mari played for the Bangor University side which won the BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) League in 2015-16.

4

Her first team as a youngster was Llewod Llanrug.

5

Mari was a huge hit at Llandudno

Mari played in the Welsh Premier Women’s League for Llandudno in 2017-18 and 2018-19. In the latter season, she was top scorer with 15 goals in all competitions. No-one will ever forget THOSE goals she scored at Maesdu Park against Cardiff City – two strikes from the Gods!

6

Mari is an international having represented Wales Universities in football.

7

She adored the much-missed Cadbury Snaps

8

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She once won a national Cwis Pop on Radio Cymru with Ysgol Brynrefail

9

Mari was selected for the All-Time North Wales Women’s Football Dream XI featured on Grassroots North Wales last year.

10

In October 2018, Mari scored six goals for Llandudno in a Welsh Cup tie against Corwen.

BONUS

She has studied, played, worked and coached in America

Penblwydd hapus Mari ! 🎂🎂🎂🎂🍾🍾🍾

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