Wendy Slade’s Cap

Wendy Joyce Slade was born in Stanley Street, Senghenydd on the 26th May 1958 and was a pupil of Groeswen School (now St Cenydd). In 1978-79 Wendy had the privilege of playing for Wales on a national level. Wendy actually received 2 caps, but one is with her family in Australia. Research shows the cap is from the Scotland v Wales game played on 22nd April 1979 at Downfield Park, Dundee. The game was played in front of a crowd of 500 and Scotland won 2 nil. The cap has kindly been donated in memory of Wendy to The Aber Valley Heritage Museum by Wendy’s brother Martin Slade and family. On Tuesday 17th October we held a ceremony where Wendy’s family actually presented the cap. Guests at the ceremony included The Football Association of Wales, Gemma Grainger the manager of the Wales women’s national team, Professor Laura McCallister CBE vice-president of UEFA, children from Aber Valley FC and local dignitaries. The FAW kindly donated a signed Wales womens shirt which will also be displayed at our museum. It was a wonderful afternoon, thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended.