Meet the girl challenging Aaron Ramsey for a very special title
Player Profiles
31 January 2018

Meet the girl challenging Aaron Ramsey for a very special title

Aaron Ramsey is probably the best footballer to emerge from Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni - but Morgan Rogers is currently giving him a run for his money.
The Fleur De Lys flyer, who was called up for her first national camp at the age of 12, has already captained her country at U15 level and is now aiming to do the same for the U17s.
Having played in a boys’ team until she was 10, Morgan’s form for Fleur De Lys and Abertysswg Aces earned her a place at our Gwent Regional Performance Centre before representing Wales U15 at the 2016 Bob Docherty Cup.
But, a year later Morgan suffered the heartache of missing out as her team-mates lifted the famous trophy in Dublin, having captained them in their two warm-up wins over Brittany.
Despite her injury, midfielder Morgan travelled to Ireland with her family and was cheering as loud as anybody as her teammates won the cup.
She said: “I had mixed emotions but it was great to be there and be a part of it.
“I was a bit gutted that I couldn't play but the experience was brilliant.”

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Having played county level hockey and netball and caught the eye in swimming and touch rugby, the talented teenager could be forgiven for keeping her options open as she looks to the future.
But the fluent Welsh speaker is adamant her number one ambition is to play senior football for her country, saying: “It means everything to play for Wales.
“I’ve had some great experiences already and I’m hoping to progress to the senior team and I'm really looking forward to the future.”
But even though she still has lots to learn, Morgan is a role model for younger girls in her school, community and beyond, as the female game continues to grow in Wales.
She played a vital role in her Caerphilly based school winning the Lidl Play More Football School of the Year award, having spent hours coaching younger pupils as one of the programme’s directors of football.

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She said: “I’ve loved the game since my dad took me to a local soccer skills session and the Lidl programme offers a similar opportunity to younger girls.
“The main thing is that they enjoy playing football. I tell them that if they don’t enjoy it, there’s no point playing.
“I would advise any girl to go for a kick-about at their local club. Then, if they enjoy it, hopefully that will progress to bigger and better things.”
Morgan’s proud mum Nicola continues to support her every step of the way. She said: “It took her a while to settle into football because she was always one of the only girls there.
“But she played for boys’ teams up until the age of 10 and even represented her county in a boys’ team.”
“She’s hoping to have a sport orientated career in the future but her true love will always be football.”