Hammam's hope for the Ladies

Last updated : 25 June 2002 By Michael Morris
Cardiff City Ladies will use the new training facility at the Vale of Glamorgan and Sam Hammam has sights on a new stadium for them. When City's new ground is given the go ahead Sam will also build a new athletic stadium to replace the existing Leckwith track where Cardiff City's new home will be.

The new complex will have approx 2,000 seats and Sam, speaking at the Ladies presentation evening said

"We have an opportunity to really put Wales on the soccer map and lift them among the top nations in women's soccer."

Reagrding the Leckwith site Sam said

"That is where I would like to see our ladies playing. If we don't have the new stadiums there is no serious prospect of the football club or me continuing what we have started."

Sam attended the awrds with City keeper Lee Kendall. Today's Echo lists the following awards presented at the event.

Awards: Senior team merit award: Julie Sinkins. Senior team player of the year: Katie Daley. Senior team most improved player (joint award): Emma Meredith, Lowri Evans, Katie Daley, Charlotte Preen, Chantelle Miller, Victoria Evans. Reserve team player of the year: Viki Howe. Junior team player of the year: Sarah Owen. Junior team most improved player: Kylie Jenkins. Under most improved players: Sam Thomas and Shelley McQuisten.

Under 15 player of the year: Sophie Ford. Under 13 player of the year: Jessica Parrott. Under 13 most improved player: Ceridwen Llewellyn.

Under 11 player of the year: Eleanor Davies. Under 11 most improved player: Charlotte Edwards. Junior Dragon award: Sarah Owen.

Achievement award: Katie Daley.