Loren Dykes

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Loren Dykes
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Personal information
Date of birth (1988-02-05) 5 February 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Morriston, Wales
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Bristol City W.F.C.
Number 2
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Llanelli Reds
Cardiff City
2008– Bristol City W.F.C.
National team
2007– Wales 53 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 November 2013

Loren Dykes (born 5 February 1988) is a footballer who plays for the Welsh national team and Bristol City W.F.C.. Dykes began her career as a winger or forward before being converted into a full-back. She has accumulated more than 50 caps for Wales.

Club career[edit]

Dykes attended Cwmtawe Community School[1] and also played for Llanelli Reds.[2] She moved to Cardiff City Ladies and featured in the UEFA Women's Cup with The Bluebirds,[3] before signing for Bristol Academy during 2008–09.

She played in the 2011 FA Women's Cup final as a winger, then in the 2013 final having retrained as a right-back.[4] Bristol lost both finals to Arsenal.

International career[edit]

Dykes won 17 caps and scored four goals for Wales at U-19 level.[2] She made her senior debut, aged 19, in a 2–1 defeat by the Netherlands in August 2007.[2][5]

While attending UWIC Dykes was called up to represent Welsh universities in the Home Nations championship.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wales too good for Bulgarians". Llanelli Star. 2011-02-04. Retrieved 2010-11-26. 
  2. ^ a b c "International Teams — Loren Dykes". Football Association of Wales. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Loren Dykes". UEFA. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  4. ^ "Bristol Academy relishing cup final date". Bristol City FC. 24 May 2013. Retrieved 3 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Match Report – Netherlands 2 – 1 Wales". Football Association of Wales. 2007-08-26. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  6. ^ "Welsh University". BUCS. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 

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