AFC Bournemouth are delighted to announce the signing of three new players to the women’s team.
Gemma Hillier, Molly Clark and Becky Barron all join the club ahead of the new season, as Steve Cuss’ side look to gain promotion from the Southern Region Women’s Premier League.
The trio have already linked up with their new teammates during training and have been registered in time for Sunday’s FA Cup clash with Eastleigh at the Silverlake Stadium.
Hillier joins the club with a wealth of experience, spending 17 years at home-town club Portsmouth, making a total of 293 appearances and scoring 99 goals in a spell that also saw her win the National League South.
Having spent eight years as captain, she was then the first female to be inducted into the club’s Hall of Fame, before going on to represent Team GB in beach football at the World Beach Games.
Clark, who has also represented her country at beach football, has an equally as impressive CV, turning out for Bristol City in the Women’s Super League (WSL) and playing her part as the side reached the 2011 Women’s FA Cup final.
Additionally, the midfielder has turned out for Yeovil in the 2015 WSL Spring Series, has over 100 appearances for fellow south-coast outfit Portsmouth, as well as experience playing for West Ham United on their rise up the leagues.
Fellow midfielder Barron has similar experience, most recently representing Chichester City Ladies in the third tier.
She also pulled on the Team GB shirt for beach football, travelling all the way to Doha for the inaugural World Beach Games last year.
Following the players putting pen-to-paper at AFC Bournemouth, women’s manager Steve Cuss expressed his delight.
“I’m delighted to welcome the three new signings to AFC Bournemouth. They will bring experience and quality,” he began.
“All three have settled well into the group and have shown their quality in training with the squad, who have collectively been working hard ahead of this weekend’s opening game.”