Angharad James, from Llandissilio, has become one of Welsh Women’s youngest senior international footballer.

The 17-year-old came on as a substitute in her country’s 2-2 draw with Scotland in the European Championships qualifier in Edinburgh last week.

Angharad, a central midfielder, was selected for the senior squad after her performances for the Welsh Under 19s, and she was included in the final 20 against France the previous Saturday, but did not feature.

It’s been an exciting month for Angharad, as she has also made her senior debut for the famous Arsenal Ladies.

She featured in a European Women’s Champions League crushing 6-0 win over FC Bobruichanka, of Belerus.

Angharad has now played for all the age groups; Wales Under-16s, 17s, 19s and now the senior side.

One of her role models at Arsenal is the Welsh captain Jane Ludlow and Angharad acknowledges the impact she is having on her career.

“Jane is something else. She is so self-motivated and disciplined, it’s unbelievable. If I can achieve just a tiny bit of what she has achieved in the game, I’ll be happy,” said Angharad.

But Angharad is also quick to acknowledge some of the other people who have helped her along the way.

“I would like to thank Gerry Rigby and Carrie Slack who were my first coaches, Mike Lewis of Tenby, and my Ysgol y Preseli teacher Meinir Thomas and headteacher Michael Davies who have been so encouraging and influential.”