Female Focus 2022: Amy Roberts (Pwllheli)

Amy Roberts (back row, fourth from left) lines up with Pwllheli in 2019

One of CPD Pwllheli’s finest players is still considering whether to return to football nine months after becoming a mother for the first time.

Amy Roberts, 24, is a classic No 10 with a gift for scoring goals and producing great hold-up play.

Full name

Amy Lynne Roberts

Place of birth

Bangor

Date of birth

April 4, 1997

Height

5 foot 7

Occupation

Lifeguard

How did you become interested in football?

Dad (Alun) took me to my first-ever football training when I was 5 years old and it carried on from there

Have you always played in the position you play now?

Up until I was 15/16 I played on the wings but now I play in the centre as I’ve completely lost my speed

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

Spend time with my family

Have you played any representative football (Wales, North Wales etc)?

Up until I was 16 I trained with North Wales, which would be held in Llandudno and in TNS. Also was chosen to play for Eryri in school and represented the Welsh Schools and Welsh Colleges teams.

Strengths and weaknesses to your game?

My strengths are I can read the game very well and play with both feet and my weaknesses now are my speed and fitness

Which female footballer do you admire most?

I don’t admire any female footballer as I don’t follow female football, I’m just interested in my own game

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

I don’t admire anyone

Amy (centre) with dad Alun

Which coach has influenced you the most?

Definitely my dad. He coached me with Pwllheli girls for years and also helped a lot out with the ladies. He has influenced me so much to play football, he took me absolutely everywhere. He took me to every single training session, game and tournaments for all the teams I played for – even the boys. He wouldn’t miss any of my games and I loved him being involved. He was my best friend and the fact he’s still involved with Pwllheli now shows that he cares a lot for the club.

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

With how far Pwllheli ladies have come and the hard work the club has done for all of us to be one big club we deserve to be in tier 2

Tell us about the greatest game you’ve played in

Amy Roberts (front row – second left) with the Welsh Colleges team of 2014-15 which beat England 8-0 and Australia 1-0. Other North Wales players involved included Alaw Davies-Smith (back row – second from left), Ffion Mair Roberts (front row – furthest left) and Charley Smith (front – fourth from left)

I can’t remember my greatest game but one of my achievements would be playing for Welsh Colleges against Australia and receiving a cap

How do you feel this season is going for CPD Pwllheli Ladies?

The ladies have worked very hard this season and made us all in the club very proud.

You took a break from football to have a baby. Please tell us how everything went, let us know about your son and how life has been in recent months. Will you be returning to football?

His name is Owi and he’ll be 9 months on the 26th of this month and he’s absolutely brilliant, such a happy and funny little boy. I would love to carry on with Pwllheli ladies but since having Owi i’ve just not been up for it. I found it very hard coming back due to my fitness, hopefully I can come back next season.

Tell us about your favourite all-time kit

I think I was in the under-14’s for Pwllheli girls and dad managed to get us a kit with short sleeves rather than long sleeves and we thought they were brilliant – we loved them haha

What are your musical tastes?

My partner says my music taste is absolutely awful because he’s a few years older than me so I’ve got used to listening to indie rock music because of him haha

Do you have any plans for a holiday?

Not really. With Owi being so small and Covid complicating stuff

What is your dream job?

I would love to work with animals

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

I’m happy to carry on with Pwllheli ladies and to win a cup

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