Casi Evans is off to the USA to represent Wales in a major tournament

Casi Evans on the ball for Wales

Super-talented Casi Evans is off to America next week to represent Wales in the 2022 Concacaf Girls’ Under-15 Championship.

It is the latest exciting development in the career of the pupil at Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones in Amlwch, Ynys Môn, where Casi lives.

Currently training with Everton, Casi, aged 15, also plays for the elite FAW Trust Girls Academy (North).

And football certainly runs in the family, as you are about to read……

Grassroots North Wales

Just over a year ago, you made your debut for Wales Under-15’s against England U-16’s. What have you been up to football-wise since then?

Casi Evans

Since playing against England Under-16’s, I have come up against Northern Ireland U16’s twice.

I’ve been training and playing with Caernarfon Town Academy Boys Under-15’s and training with the North Wales Girls.

I then started to train with Everton Under-16’s. I played in a Wales Under-16’s tournament where we took on Finland, Switzerland and Denmark.

And next week I will be traveling to the USA with Wales Under-15’s for the Concacaf Tournament where we will be playing against Costa Rica, Haiti and Mexico.

Casi (front row – furthest left) lines up with Wales Under-15’s

Grassroots North Wales

Looking back at that game versus England Under-16’s last year, how did you feel your contribution went?

Casi Evans

Unfortunately we did lose the game, but I felt like the game did go well as I got an assist.

GNW

At what age did you start playing football and what was your first team?

CE

I started to attend the under-sevens local team in Amlwch with my brothers when I was 4 as my dad was the coach.

GNW

What position do you play and have you always played in this position?

CE

I usually play centre-midfield or in defence. I’ve always played in midfield for Caernarfon but when playing for Wales or North Wales, I usually play at the back.

GNW

I believe there is quite a football history in your family. Can you tell us about this?

CE

My dad David Evans was a Watford apprentice and had a pro contract for a year. He also won the FA Youth Cup with Watford and has a Wales youth cap for U-18’s.

Whilst he was with Bangor City they won the League of Wales in 1993-94 and he also played in Europe against Akranes of Iceland. He also received a Welsh non league cap at Bangor.

He has also played for Porthmadog, Glantraeth, Llanfairpwll and Amlwch Town.

My taid Vivian Jones was a captain for Anglesey schoolboys and was chosen for Wales Under-15’s.

He had trials for Nottingham Forest and Blackpool and was offered to go to Cardiff. He played for Bangor at 16 and then came back to Amlwch to play.

Caio and Cian Evans

My brothers Cian Evans and Caio Evans have been capped for Welsh Schools and Colleges, Caio was part of the Welsh Schools squad that won the Centenary Shield this year.

Both played for Caernarfon Under-19’s last season. Cian has just signed for Llangefni and Caio will be staying with Caernarfon Under-19’s.

GNW

Who are your football heroes?

CE

Ethan Ampadu and Ben Davies as they play in similar positions to me.

GNW

What do you consider the biggest strength to your game?

CE

I believe my biggest strength is being able to play in different positions.

GNW

What would you say is your biggest football achievement so far?

CE

My biggest football achievement so far is playing for my country and being selected to go with Wales next week to the Concacaf Tournament in the USA.

GNW

What are your plans for the 2022-23 season?

CE

I will be signing for the North Wales Under-16’s team and continuing to train with Everton U-16’s and hopefully continue to be selected for the national squad.

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