Posted: Mon 10th Jun 2024

Lili Jones honoured as Young Player of the Season at Adran Leagues awards for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area

Wrexham AFC Women midfielder Lili Jones was named Genero Adran Premier Young Player of the Season at the FAW National Game Awards.

Midfielder Jones, 18, was an ever-present in the league this season, as Wrexham finished third in their first season in the top flight.

Wrexham born and bred, Jones’ fine season also included a memorable long-range goal at the STōK Cae Ras against Swansea. She scored twice in total in the league and contributed seven assists.

Having become of the Club’s first semi-pro footballers in the summer, former Wales Under-17 international Jones – who can also play in defence and further afield – has stepped up to be a driving force in midfield in the top flight.

On winning the award, she said: “It’s amazing to be voted for the award, especially in my first season in the Genero Adran Premier.

“I’ve set my standards high now, so I have to build on it for next season.

“You can see the difference in quality in the top flight, but also with us taking the step to semi-pro, standards have been raised everywhere – in training, travelling down South etc.

“Everyone’s hearts and heads are in it, and it means more to these girls. We’re ready to go and win some silverware next season!”

(Top pic: Wrexham AFC)

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