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Throughout Cardiff City Ladies you'll find a team of fantastic volunteers that help the club run from season to season. These volunteers do what they do what they do out of love for the club and the game, and our Club Chair, Michele Adams, has been recognised for her fantastic work in the Queen's Birthday Honours list, being awarded an MBE in recognition of her work in women's and girl's football in Wales.

"I feel very honoured, proud and humbled to have been put forward" said Michele when asked about how she felt to have been awarded an MBE. "It’s like we always say, as we get older all the accolades in sport are just symbols really, behind that is always a team of people behind them supporting them, and I’m no different to that. My friends, my family, my parents have all supported me throughout my playing career and into my later life. One thing that’s really humbled me is that since the news has broken, the number of people that have been in touch with me, not just from the sporting world, but people I grew up with, colleagues from the past, neighbours, players, people like that have been getting in touch with me and I’ve been really humbled by that."

Michele has given over 40 years of service to women's and girl's football in Wales; "I’ve always said to people I did it because I’ve always felt women in football and sport in general are treated as second best and I’m very keen for young women in sport to be given a fair chance". Looking ahead to the future of Cardiff City Ladies, Michele said "We are pushing hard for the super league, and are pushing to improve our youth setup. We want to increase our number of volunteers to push our club to be even more professional".

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It was a fabulous night full of surprises and celebrations at the Cardiff City Ladies Football Club end of season presentation evening.

It was another glorious and successful season at the clubs 42nd annual event, attended by 150 guests including players and coaches along with their families and friends from every section of the club who joined in the celebrations.

Guests of honour included the Clubs Vice Presidents Joan Bright and her husband Alan, and Professor Laura Mcallister who was on hand to present the Ann McAllister Cup in honour of her late Mum who was a huge supporter of our club to our Club Treasurer Chris Atkins in recognition of her outstanding contribution and dedication throughout the season.

The night was co-hosted by Club Chair Michele Adams and our match day announcer Chris Gadsby who interviewed players as young as 10 on their successes and events of the past season, as they came up to collect their trophies and medals.

Each section had trophies and medals on the table to show for their outstanding season, with the under 12’s stepping up first as league 2 champions. The under 14’s came runners up in their league, and also in the South Wales FA Cup, but collected their trophy for their success as Champions of the FAW National 7 a-side tournament played last week as part of the Champions League festival activities.

By their standards the under 16s had a quiet season finishing mid table in the league and cup semi-finalists but they all enjoyed coming up to be presented with their team photos.

The seniors, not to be outdone, also had their fair share of success throughout the season, both sides came third in their league, and the first team made it to the FA League Cup semi final whilst the reserves reached the quarter final.

Individual awards for Most Improved Players and Player of the Year were presented to every section, as well as a special Club Dragon Award presented to a player in every section for recognition of dedication, commitment and endeavour to the sport.

There was also recognition and thanks for all the coaches, volunteers, parents, friends and committee members for all their hard work and support throughout the season,

There was a surprise moment when the Kate Stratton Club Achievement Award was awarded to our media guys ‘The Radio Boys’ Chris Gadsby, Kieran Lacey and Nahum Bolt for their contribution to the match day experience throughout the season.

Former International player Michelle Green who gained 96 caps in an illustrious international career greeted all players who achieved international honours for the past season, Ella Powell, Caitlin Morris, Emily Poole, Ffion Morgan, Shaunna Jenkins, Chloe Chivers, Ffion Llewellyn,

Gemma Evans, Laura O’Sullivan, and Hannah Miles.

The Presidents Cup awarded to the ‘Senior Players Player of the year’ was won by Chloe Lloyd in recognition of an outstanding season in the FA Women’s Premier League.



Under 12 ‘s Most Improved Player - Kate Wood

Under 12’s Player of the Year - Nicole Fenton

Under 14’s Most Improved player - Chelsea Williams & Sian Lloyd

Under 14’s Player of the Year - Phoebe Poole

Merit Award - Rhedd Lundin

Under 16’s Most Improved Player - Megan Phillips

Under 16’s Player of the Year - Amelia Barnes & Katie Williams

Baby Dragon - Emily Hanbury

Mini Dragon - Kiera Rice & Grace Rogers

Senior Dragon – Reserve Section - Chelsea Deacon

Senior Dragon - Ffion Llewellyn

Reserve Most Improved Player - Georgia Roberts - Powell

Coaches Reserves Player of the Year - Jasmine Turner

Reserve Players Player of the Year - Jasmine Turner

Senior Most Improved Player – Hannah Miles

Coaches Senior Player of the year - Cori Williams

The Presidents Cup awarded to the

Senior Players Player of the Year - Chloe Lloyd

Kate Stratton Award - The Radio Boys

Ann McAllister Cup - Chris Atkins


After a thumping win against the champions Tottenham in their previous match, Cardiff City Ladies now welcomed their competition for the second spot in the table, Coventry United Ladies, to Ystryd Mynach. Coventry were in the driving seat, needing just to win this game to confirm their second place finish. So it was all to play for on a very bright and warm day in the FA Women’s Premier League Southern Division.

However, the game got off to the worst possible start for Cardiff, when a minute in a horrific accident saw Abbie Britton stretchered off the pitch with a fractured tibia. After a 14 minute delay, the game was restarted from the 15th minute, however a very sombre tone had enveloped the game. The game was very even with both sides trading half chances, and in the 21st minute Cardiff took the lead through Chloe Chivers, who headed in a cross from 12 yards out. Two minutes alter Cardiff almost had a second, Kerry Bartlett coming close on this occasion. The game swiftly returned to its cagey nature after this, with neither side carving out more than a half chance for the next 20 minutes.

In the 42nd minute, Cardiff had another injury concern, with Laura Williams exiting the field forcing Cardiff into their second substitution with three minutes of normal time, plus 14 minutes of added time still to play of the first half. Six minutes later, Coventry hit back, Ali Hall turning her defending too easily and sliding the ball into the bottom corner to make it 1-1 in the 3rd minute of added time. Despite Cardiff’s best efforts, Chloe Chivers and Ellis Hillman both coming close, they were unable to restore their lead before the whistle blew for half time.

Cardiff came out for the second half swinging, and Chloe Chivers looked the most dangerous, getting through on goal on two occasions, the second forcing the keeper into a fantastic save. Ellis Hillman also had a deflected cross almost sneak in under the bar after lobbing the keeper. Coventry got back into the game after the hour mark, forcing Laura O’Sullivan into a number of good saves. Chivers then found herself with another chance, this time heading a corner just over the bar.

In the 72nd minute Coventry almost took the lead, after a header from a Lynch corner was almost bundled over the line, however, Cardiff’s defence stood strong and, despite the protests from the Coventry players, cleared the ball before it crossed the line. The warning signs were there however, and despite a few chances for Chivers and Bartlett, Cardiff couldn’t seem to find the net, and they were punished in the 80th minute, with Amber Hughes fed through on goal, sliding the ball underneath the oncoming O’Sullivan whose touch wasn’t enough to prevent the goal.

Coventry then sat back and soaked up the pressure from Cardiff, with Chivers still looking the most dangerous player on the pitch, but unable to find the goal. Coventry held on to the lead, and sealed second place in the league table. A different story may have been told if not for the injuries to Britton and Williams, but ultimately a poor performance by Cardiff was punished. The result leaves Cardiff in fourth place going into the final game of the season, a point behind Charlton. A top three position is still possible, but Cardiff are relying on CK Basildon taking points from Charlton.

Woman of the Match: Chloe Chivers

Kieran Lacey

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