Llandaff North Ladies Baseball

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20130524-161107.jpgLlandaff North RFC Ladies have been playing since 1994. This is our 19th season. One player from the original team, Sue Thomas is still playing.

Coaches Roy Davies and Gordan Killin ran the team from 1994-2002. I took over from 2003 and I’m still running and playing in the team at this present time. Massive thanks to two of the best gentlemen, who brought not only knowledge & experience to the game, but fun too.

Team colours when we first started were Black and White, then changed to Red and White to match the men’s colours. We now play in Pink and Black

At one stage the team was a family concern with Mother and Daughters: Denise, Kelly and Haylie Hopkins. Sue, Lara Thomas, Cath and Rachel Stacey, who are still playing. Sisters: Sian and Cerys Davey also Rhianon and Dawn Thomas. Our ages range from 16-58yrs

Other past players include: Sylvia Goodman (President of the WLBU), Helga Howells, Sian & Cery Davey, Kelly & Haylie Hopkins, Bernie Nunn (who hopes to be back next season), Bernie Llewellyn, Kath Rein, Rhianon & Dawn Thomas, Karen Thomas, Rita Kennett, Leanne Morgan, Claire Gould, Lianne Ellis, Laura McCarthy, to name but a few.

Coaches: Roy Davies, Gordin Killin, Richard McCarthy, Paul Fletcher, Tom Page also helped out. Current coaches are Myself and Donna Routley Nicholson.

Referees: Roy Davies, Billy Gould, Richard McCarthy, Matthew Davies (Roy’s son), Mark Llewellyn (Sharky), Donna Routley Nicolson and Paul Fletcher.

Trophies won:

1995 – Silver Bowl
2007 – Division 3 Cup finalists
2009 – Division 3 Runners up
2010 – Division 2 Runners up
2011 – Division 2 Runners up

Big thanks to Clive Shepherd, who always makes sure our bases are in tip top condition. This season he changed the colours to Pink and Black, to match our new team colours

As a team, we would like to thank our Referee Fletcher, Richard McCarthy for helping coach this season, Paul Ford, Club Directors and spectators for their continuous support.

By Denise Hopkins – Manager/Player

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