Welsh honours for footie star Angharad

Thursday 30th April 2009 10:00 pm
Welsh U15 footballer Angharad James, of Llandissilio, with her Welsh cricket cap.

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Fourteen-year-old Angharad James has become the latest Pembrokeshire girl to represent her country when she played for Wales Girls Under 16s in the Bob Docherty Celtic Nations Tournament in Belfast.

Playing in the centre of midfield, Angharad played in all three games, against Northern Ireland (1-1), Republic of Ireland (2-2) and Scotland (1-2) in a demanding schedule.

Daughter of former Narberth rugby player and now first team coach Clive James, Angharad is a product of Ysgol Brynconin, Llandissilio, and Ysgol y Preseli, and plays her football for Manorbier Under 16s in the West Wales League under the guidance of coaches Gerry Rigby and Carry Slack.

After being in existence for only their second season, Manorbier has already produced three girl internationals, Angharad following Stacey John and Molly Doran.

Angharad said: "I would like to thank Gerry Rigby especially for all his coaching over the past few years, and I receive lots of support from my teachers at Ysgol Preseli, as well as from my old primary school, Ysgol Brynconin.

"I have also received sponsorship from Llandysilio Community Council towards kit and this has been a great help for me."

Angharad has already gained international honours and has been part of the Wales Girls U15s cricket team for the past two seasons as a wicket-keeper/batsman.

There are a few other girls pushing for honours from Manorbier (who are sponsored by SCW and Tesco), but the side are desperately needing more players for next season.

Any budding girl players wishing to join Manorbier or wish to have further information, please ring Gerry Rigby on 07974 831312.

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