Female Football Focus 2022: Caitlin O’Neill (Amlwch Town)

Caitlin O’Neill is making great progress with Amlwch Town. Picture: GETHIN JONES

Full name

Caitlin Elizabeth O’Neill

Place of birth


Date of birth






How did you become interested in football?

We found out that there was a girls team in Llangefni so I went along with it with my friends and grew to love it

How long have you been playing football?

Since I was around 8, so a good 10 years now

What is your favourite position?

Centre half

Name the teams you have played for

Llangefni Town, Caernarfon Town Ladies and Amlwch Town

Is there any football history in your family?

All the men in my family have been involved in football over the years including my taid, Richard O’Neill, my uncle, Shaun O’Neill, and my cousins Connor O’Neill and Ashley Davies. My Dad, Kev O’Neill, has also always been involved with men’s football and was manager of Pentraeth and Glantraeth, and is now manager of the Llangefni Under-13’s team.

What is your training schedule like?

I train once a week with Amlwch

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

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, especially when it means going out for food

Which female footballer do you admire most?

Alexa Putellas

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

Simone Biles

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

I feel it went really well considering a fair few of us were new to the team, but the girls were all really welcoming and made sure we were comfortable from the beginning

How do you think the team might do next season?

I think if we continue to battle the way we did last season then we definitely have a chance at coming out on top

Tell us about the greatest game you’ve played in

Definitely our last game of the season against NFA where we only had 10 players (lost 5-2 but played brilliantly against the league runners-up)

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

Scoring my first goal of the season for Amlwch

Best team-mate played alongside

Super Jo B

Jo Bramwell

Hardest opponent faced


What are your musical tastes?

I like a bit of everything

Favourite TV shows?

Benidorm and Grey’s Anatomy

How do you think Cymru might get on in the 2022 World Cup?

I reckon Wales will make it past the group stages, but I’m not too sure after that

What is your dream job?

Adult nurse

What do you hope to achieve in future?

I hope to become a qualified nurse and possibly travel the world

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