Hot off her successful debut week with Cyncoed Ladies FC, we recently caught up with Millie Jones. At just 15 years old, Millie scored in her first match with the club against Abergavenny, going on to win the match, and helping them take home their second win of the season.
O: Congratulations Millie on joining Cyncoed Ladies FC and scoring in your debut game - all at the age of 15. How did it feel?
M: I was both nervous and excited at playing my first senior game, it was amazing! The whole feel of it, the pressure and the speed of the game. After 15 to 20 minutes I settled into the game which ended with the result we needed and wanted.
O: Have you always wanted to play football?
M: I always enjoyed playing football at break time with the boys in school from a very young age. My twin sister was the goalkeeper and then we started the first girls football team in our primary school, and I was captain.
At the age of 9 I was captain for Aber Aces before they merged with Tredegar FC in 2018, but I was still captain until I left in January. I was also with Performance Centre Gwent with Charlotte Preen which ended in April 2019. Alongside this, I was also with the under 15’s Ystrad Regionals for 2 years, whilst also training with Aber Aces (Tredegar) and playing Sunday games up until I signed with Cyncoed in January 2020. Loren Dykes was my coach and she was a brilliant coach, player and person. I also had one season with Caerphilly County Football.
I have been training with Cyncoed since last February just before my 15th Birthday. Fern and Michelle gave me the opportunity to train with them, and I was hoping they would give me a chance to sign. When they asked me to sign it was the best feeling ever! I really appreciate that they have given me this opportunity and would like to thank them both. A big massive THANKYOU to them and the whole team who are truly amazing.
O: You also had a second win of the season against Abergavenny and won player of the week! How have you found the league so far?
M: I have found the league to be a great experience and It has challenged me as a player.
O: As you rise through the league, what are your hopes for Women’s football in the future?
M: I would like to see women’s football televised more, playing in bigger stadiums and getting better recognition as the women’s game is becoming more competitive due to the amount of talent there is out there.
One thing is for sure - Millie is a fierce competitor with a bright future in football ahead of her. Good luck Millie!
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