Female Football Focus 2022 – Emily Ridges (Amlwch Town ladies)

What a great photo of Amlwch Town’s Emily Ridges preparing to deal with the ball. Picture: GETHIN JONES

Amlwch Town have one of the best defences in the North Wales Women’s League and Emily Ridges is a big part of that.

I was really impressed with Emily when 10-player Amlwch played at NFA recently. The Anglesey side lost 5-2 to the league runners-up but performed so well on the day.

It’s a pleasure to feature Emily in Female Football Focus.

Full Name

Emily Ridges

Date of Birth

27/10/1999

Occupation

Nurse

Teams you have played for

Bangor City Ladies and Amlwch Town Ladies

Position

Right back/left back

Emily (yellow) battles for the ball with NFA striker Sade Benjamin. Picture: MATT JOHNSON

Most memorable game played in

Last game of the season against NFA with only 10 players!

Biggest highlight of football career so far

Playing in the Island Games in 2017

Representative football played

Represented Anglesey in Gotland in the Island Games

Strengths to your game

Speed

Emily (13 – yellow shirt) heads for goal for Amlwch against Llangefni Town players. Who can name all 7 Llangefni players in the photo? I can manage 5, at a push 6. Picture: DAI SINCLAIR

Weaknesses

A lot of my long passes can be shocking

Best team-mate played alongside

Carol Lewis

Hardest opponent faced

Llandudno

Biggest influence in football

I don’t really have one, so I’ll say my team-mates

Emily (BLUE) puts a tackle in (against Welshpool I think). Picture: GETHIN JONES

Funniest team-mate

Cerys

Favourite away ground

Llandudno

Other sports you enjoy

Running, used to love rugby until I broke my ankle

How do you feel the 2021-22 season went for Amlwch Town ladies?

Amazing, don’t think we could have done any better considering we were a new team at the beginning of the season

Were you pleased with your own form over the season?

It depends on the game, some games I would be disappointed in my performance and some games I’d be happy. There’s always room for improvement which I hope to achieve in this next season.

What are your hopes for the team next season?

To become the team that people fear the most to play.

Best country visited

America

Favourite chocolate bar

Snickers

Best after-match venue

Liverpool Arms obviously

Best film seen

Greatest Showman

Current favourite song

I have too many

Favourite TV show

As embarrassing as it is, it’s the Vampire Diaries

TV show you dislike most

The Masked Singer

Best quality as a person

Friendly/bubbly

Worst fault

Always late for everything

Best live show/concert seen

Post Malone at Leeds festival

Here is one dog everyone at Amlwch Town loves – Sali Mali Mw, daughter of Kev and Meinir Thomas!

Tell us something about you we might not know

I’m a massive animal lover, like I’m obsessed with dogs!

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