Cardiff Ladies Select


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Cardiff Ladies Select v Gibraltar 10.11.2007

March 2007

It seems hard to believe that 4 months ago it was just an idea I had.
After speaking first to Natalie and Jo, who agreed to play and thought it was a good idea, I asked Trisha if she was interested, and asked her to ask a few players in her County team if they would be interested in joining a Cardiff Ladies Select side.
I also asked if Vicky could contact Sam Darker and see if she would like to join us. The response was so good, we now have reserves waiting to join the team.
Our first match was against Wales "B" Ladies in November. (36-19 to us). This was such a good result and we had such a good time,the team wanted to carry on, so I obtained sponsorship from Paul Brain Landscapes for our shirts.
Thanks must go to Richard Tang, Cardiff Embroidery, who gave us a good deal.
As the Welsh Teams have to be paid 50 per match towards their expenses,provided with trophies and a buffet, I knew I had to get some more sponsorship.
I went before C&D committee and asked would they consider paying the fees for us.They agreed, and we can play 4 times a year if we wish. Obviously we can play more if we want, but have to fund it ourselves.
Riley's, City Road will provide us with 4 free tables on match day plus a free buffet.
This left trophies. The first match we had against Wales "B", the trophies were kindly sponsored by Jon, our second match against Wales "A" (19-14 to us) the trophies were very kindly sponsored by Steve Cradock.
Rachel will be selling raffle tickets throughout the competitions to raise more funds, just incase we cannot get a trophy sponsor for our next match. If anyone is interested, please let me know.
Bottles to raffle have been kindly donated by Jeff Thompson (Goodies) and Rhys Parry.
There is talk of us asking the Wales B2 mens team if they would like to play us next, watch this space for details.
I would like to thank the girls for joining this Cardiff Select team and for making this possible. I am very proud to be the Manager of not only great players, but a great bunch of girls as well.
Thank you all.

(Both match reports can be accessed from the links below).

Cardiff Ladies Select v Wales "B" Ladies 4.11.2006

Cardiff Ladies Select v Wales "A" Ladies 27.1.2007

Cardiff Ladies Select v Cynon Valley Select 14.7.2007