A STUDENT at a school in Llandudno has signed a three-year contract with Celtic FC Women.

Amy Richardson, 18, from Penrhyn Bay, will make the move to Glasgow following a spell at Everton’s academy.

She studies at Ysgol John Bright, and is taking her A-Levels in product design, religious education, Welsh Baccalaureate and a DiSE diploma in sporting excellence this summer.

Amy Richardson after signing for CelticAmy Richardson after signing for Celtic (Image: Celtic FC Women)


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A versatile defender, Amy is capable of playing at either full-back position or in central defence.

Celtic FC Women manager, Elena Sadiku, knew Amy from her time at Everton, and told the club’s website: “Amy is a really good young player who has the potential to become great with her skills and the mentality of being the best she can be every day.

"I have already coached her during my time at Everton, so it’s going to be great to have her in the team and see her develop in our environment."

Amy has been called up for the Wales under-19s squad, having previously represented her country at under-17, under-16 and under-15 level.

Prior to playing for Everton, she had a training contract with Manchester United.

She also previously played for Penrhyn Bay Girls and Llandudno Academy, having been playing football since the age of five.

Her mum, Michele, added: “We’re super proud of her; she’s worked really, really hard to get to where she is.

“She’s had her ups and downs and has played in different positions, but seems to have really settled in to defence.

"Amy’s love of football came from her grandad, who has now passed away. 

"He was also born in Glasgow - he would have been so proud of what she’s achieved, as we all are."

Ysgol John Bright also commended Amy on an “amazing achievement”.