North Wales Footballing Families: Gari and Ffion Owen

UP TO NOW on this series I’ve mainly been focusing on footballing brothers who are involved on the North Wales scene. But, now it’s time for the first brother and sister to be featured!

Gari and Ffion Owen come from a great footballing background as dad Terry was a superb footballer in his playing days.

Back in the 90’s he was a no-nonsense and hard-working player who starred for Llangefni Town.

These days, both his children have followed in his footsteps and are both highly-respected players within their sides of the game.

PIC: Llangefni Town FC.

Gari (above) is a full-back who, just like his dad, has been a fantastic servant to Jd Cymru North (tier two) side Llangefni Town since signing for the club in 2017 and is undoubtedly one of the best in that position on the island.

In 2018/19, he was a huge part of the squad which won the Welsh Alliance One title for a record fifth time and earned promotion to the JD Cymru North.

Last season, he put in a number of brilliant performances for Town and, following his club’s 2-0 win over Llandudno in October 2019, he was included in the JD Cymru North Team of the Week.

Gari was instrumental in helping the club beat the drop in their first season since being promoted to tier two and is a player who manager Chris Roberts, who he also played under at Glantraeth in the past, holds in very high regard.

Gari (left) with Ynys Môn team mates Dafydd Jones and Cai Powell-Roberts.

He was also an influential member of the Ynys Môn men’s team who won gold medals at the Inter Island Games football tournament on home soil in 2019.

His sister Ffion (below) is equally as important to her club, Amlwch Town Ladies, and was a real key player in the side which won the North Wales Women’s Football League Divison Two last season.

Ffion with Amlwch Ladies manager Mo Eynon.

The central midfielder, who joined the Town from Caernarfon Town in the summer of 2019, was in inspired form throughout for the champions.

Ffion was in such good form that she topped the league’s goalscoring charts with an incredible 19 goals to her name.

Just like her brother, she has represented the Ynys Môn team and was part of the ladies side who won silver at the Inter Island Games Football Tournament in 2019.

A brilliant season for Ffion in 2019/20 was capped off with her being voted Amlwch Ladies’ Players Player and Committee Player of the Season.

Ffion on the ball for Amlwch Ladies.

Ffion also led Caernarfon Town to the 2016-17 North Wales League title, netting 33 goals and has previously been a Welsh Women’s Premier League player.

Super talented siblings who certainly deserve a mention!

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