1:02pm Thursday 10th October 2013
FOOTBALLER Angharad James, from Llandissilio, has been rewarded for a successful season with both club and country.
The 19-year-old was chosen as the Wales Women’s Young Player of the Year at the FAW Awards at the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, last week.
The gala event was held to celebrate the past year of Welsh football, and was full of the leading Welsh men’s and women’s internationals, past and present.
Angharad, who played for Manorbier AFC as a junior, under the guidance of Gerry Rigby and Carrie Slack, has had a tremendously busy year.
She has now accumulated 20 senior international caps and recently featured for the Welsh Women in their 1-0 win against Belarus in Wales’ opening Women’s World Cup qualifier at the Cardiff City Stadium.
In August, she also played for the Wales under 19s in the UEFA European Championship Finals which were held in Wales for the very first time.
Her club, Bristol Academy, who play in the prestigious Women’s Super League, have just completed their season. Her club finished the season in a best ever second place, behind champions Liverpool, but ahead of her former club Arsenal Ladies.
Angharad can look forward to playing in Europe next season with Bristol, having now qualified for next season’s UEFA Women’s Champions League.
Shehas one target left for the season and that is to hopefully help Wales beat England in a World Cup qualifier at Millwall FC in two weeks time.
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