Ceri Hudson: “Just reaching the final is an achievement.”
Abergavenny Women captain Ceri Hudson says just reaching the Women’s Cup final is an achievement.
Richie Jeremiah’s side beat Cardiff City to reach the final for the first time in their history.
The Abergavenny skipper described the moment as : “Immensely proud.”
“It’s something we have been working towards for many years and is a huge occasion for everyone involved with Abergavenny Women FC.
“Personally, to even reach the FAW Cup Final is an achievement and something which will stay with us as a club for a long time.”
Cardiff Metropolitan have already won the Welsh Premier League and League Cup this season. They beat Swansea City 3-1 in last week’s League Cup final and have gone the whole season unbeaten.
A win today would secure a treble for Kerry Harris side and would earn them the tag of ‘The Invincibles’.
“Cardiff Met are a great team they have a fantastic set up and a number of talented players.
“They have dominated so far this season, remain unbeaten and have already won the WPWL and League Cup. It will be a challenge but it’s one we as a club are capable of achieving.
“Regardless of previous encounters, they know what they are capable of and I have absolutely no doubt they will give it everything as soon as the whistle is blown.”
Should Abergavenny cause an upset by beating a side which has dominated the Women’s football scene in Wales, it would be a huge upset.
Abergavenny have yet to get the better of Cardiff Metropolitan this season but have done well to reach the final.
“I don’t think I can put into words what it would mean, but I can say how lucky I am to not only captain this side but to share the field with my team each week.
“They have worked so hard over the years to get here and deserve nothing less than to have the spotlight on them come Sunday.”
On Sunday, Abergavenny Women will play in their first ever Women’s Cup final. The club has a particular family to thank, ‘The Jeremiah’s’ to be precise.
There are four Jeremiah’s involved at the club at this given moment. Wayne Jeremiah who is the oldest is the club secretary whilst his wife Lorraine washes the kit and runs the tea bar on match days. Involved in the coaching and playing side of things is Kate and Richie. Kate Jeremiah is an influential player of the team, whilst brother Richie is manager.
Richie is involved in both the men and women’s team. He goes from playing for the men’s team to coaching the Women’s side. He’s taken a backseat role with the Men’s side due to his coaching role.
Club captain Ceri Hudson paid tribute to the hard-working individuals: “A special mention has to go to Wayne, Richie & Alex. They work tirelessly to help provide a professional environment for all.
“I know I speak on behalf of the girls when I say we have learnt so much from them and are extremely grateful for everything they have done.
“They have made this happen and we know nobody will be as proud as they are when we walk onto the pitch on Sunday. Thank you!”
The game will be broadcast live from Dragon Park from 14:00, it will be available to watch on Sgorio’s Facebook and YouTube channels.
(Featured Image: Will Cheshire)