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Valkyries Mention of the Month

With the women’s season in a stand by, the Britball nation is ongoing through other platforms, including the lead up to the European championships for the GB Lions squad.

For both the flag and tackle squad, they are hard at work preparing, and in BOTH of the squads we have Valkyrie, Ruth!

An incredible achievement and a true demonstration of what hard work and belief can get you, June’s Mention of the Month – Sponsored by Physis Ltd – goes to Ruth Lewis!

Valkyries Mention of the Month

Bringing our year to a fabulous close, our awards ceremony at the start of the month went out with a bang! At any event, there’s lots of organising to do – ordering trophies, food, venues (and one with a fabulous karaoke facility of course…). SO…this month’s Valkyrie of the month – sponsored by Physis. Ltd – goes to Zoe and Mandy for the work put into making our fabalous event happen!

Thanks to you both!

Valkyries Mention of the Month

In the off-season it can be difficult to stay motivated, but we’ve been lucky enough to partner up with new strength and conditioning coach Tom, who runs ProOlympic.

Although the Valkyries are working hard during these amazing S+C classes, this month’s Valkyries Mention of the month – sponsored by Physis Ltd. – goes to S+C coach (and now honorary Valkyrie!)Tom for driving this new motivation for the team.

We’ve only had our second session today, but you can see the excitement in the team for continuing this strength journey!

Thanks again and congratulations, coach!

We can’t wait to continue our sessions and see an improvement throughout the team! #ThisPhysisGirlCan

Valkyries Mention of the Month

This year has been a great one to reflect upon. We’ve had new players making leaps and bounds, Valkyries invited to the GB training squad, and all in all another year in our development.

Since the creation of mention of the month last year we have highlighted a range of important matters through which individual Valkyries have risen to. But there are certain members of the Valkyries team who are in need of mention at this point, and they are the coaches.

As many coaches do, they put in endless hours in to develop playbooks, individuals, and the team. They help to pull us through and see the best side of ourselves even in the less ideal circumstances – sharing their enthusiasm for the game to rookies and vets alike. Being the only women’s team in Wales can be tough, but with the coaches we have we will always pull through with a smile on our faces.

Thank you, coaches!

International Women’s Day #IWD2019

It’s International Women’s Day and there are so many positive things to take away from the last year both in the progress of our club and women’s American football in general. We’re so proud to be a club that continues to work, work, work each other – to build each other up, not tear each other down – and to see the empowerment and inspiration the women in this team bring forward to each other both on and off the pitch.

With this in mind, our fantastic sponsors at Physis wish to say a few words about what sponsoring our team means to them this International Women’s Day:

On International Women’s Day, it seems fitting for us here at Physis to recognise the Valkyries once again. Being the only all-female team in Wales makes them stand out as a positive representation of the importance of women in sport, as well as what it means to be a strong woman. The Valkyries are an inclusive, non-discriminatory team who welcome all who identify as a woman. They truly embrace their womanhood both as individuals, and as a team, and they strive to make a difference in a sport which is predominantly male. It is for these reasons that today we are prouder than ever to sponsor this group of amazing women, and show our support for each and every member’s development and success. Happy International Women’s Day to the Valkyries, and everyone else who supports women, on this day, and every day.” 

And of course, the team have some inspiring words to say about what football means to them, as a player, as a woman, as a team:


Football is somewhere I can be myself and no no one is judging me. I feel powerful when I play and that confidence translates into the rest of my life.


Playing American football with the only female team in Wales makes me feel proud. Proud to be a woman in a typically male dominated sport, but also proud to be able to show a side of me on the field that perhaps goes against the ‘norm’ of what it is to be a woman. It’s teams like the Valkyries and the inspiring players within it, that have shown me, and continually show other women and our future generation of women, that it’s okay to challenge the ‘norm’ and follow your heart to be whoever you want to be in life.

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Being part of this team has been an incredibly powerful and empowering experience. I think one of the things I love about the team is not necessarily just playing, but seeing other women join the team and get more confident in themselves. You become part of something outside of yourself, and seeing these strong women work continuously to better themselves and each other is an incredibly humbling experience. Not only this, but having a woman coach in the team – and others looking to coach, too – is just an amazing thing.


Playing football has boosted my confidence beyond anything I imagined. And it’s wonderful to coach young women across other teams and empower them through a sport I love to boost their own confidence


American football is the thing I’ve wanted to do all my life, the motivation the team have for each other, everyone looking out for each other and having each other’s backs. Everyone plays a role to win as a team. I only played rugby because that’s the closest I could get to playing American football. And the progress females are making in sport, especially football with Toni Harris etc., I can’t wait to see what the future brings.

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For the girls who are told that sport is for boys, the girls who are bullied because they play, for being too loud, too daring, apparently not good enough – This is your day

For the women who are told it’s not their place, not their pitch, not their voices that should be heard, that it’s unfeminine and embarrassing to see women in the game – This is your day

For the women who have found a place of belonging, sisterhood, and empowerment through this sport – This is your day

For the women who coach, referee, organise, the mothers, sisters, friends who support us all – This is your day

For the women who walked on dangerous waters to give us a platform to fight for the opportunities in this game and in this life – We thank you 

For the women who continue to walk on those waters – We stand with you 

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Valkyries Mention of the Month

At Cardiff Valkyries we pride ourselves on welcoming all shapes and sizes, skills and positions. Our drive to be inclusive and our drive to push forward in a game are second to none, and when a new player shines in a stand out performance, and always with a smile, it’s a thrill that her skills are recognized.

On this note, we are incredibly proud and honored to say that a forth player has been invited to train with the GB Lions squad after her performance at Sapphire Series Round 3, and for this astounding achievement she has the mention of the month. Congratulations Laura and best of luck in your GB journey!

Valkyries Mention of the Month

When it comes to a team, it’s more than just the practices and the games that are important. There’s also all the other things that help the club running in the background. With that, January’s Valkyrie mention of the month – sponsored by Physis Ltd – goes to Zoe John.

Zoe has received Valkyries mention of the month for her constant work behind the scenes. She is always keen to get involved with club matters, and she always gets stuck in and can always be called upon to help out!

She receives this award for running our social media campaign single handily, leading our team to grow in numbers. She also makes sure we keep track of our sponsorship and makes sure all posts and blogs are done on time. On top of all this she organises fun things for the team to do, like all of our socials and fundraisers and we are all looking forward to the Super Bowl night out!!

Thank you Zoe for your hard work that helps to keep this club running.

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