Albion have made their second summer signing by bringing in teenage forward Katie Robinson from fellow Women’s Super League club Bristol City.
The 17-year-old made seven appearances for City last season. A product of their academy, she has also played for England under-17s alongside current Albion player Maya Le Tissier.
Katie said, “I am absolutely delighted to be joining Brighton. It’s a great club and I am really looking forward to working with [head coach] Hope Powell, the staff and players, and I can’t wait to get going.
“Hope has got so much experience. She’s a great manager and I can’t wait to learn and improve under her.
“I play on the wing or as a number nine. I try and bring pace and be creative in one-v-one situations. I am very direct - I want to go forward as quickly as possible.”
Albion last week signed another teenager – Charlton goalkeeper Katie Startup – and Powell believes Robinson is another with a lot of potential.
“To break into the WSL as Katie did for Bristol City last season was quite an achievement for a 17-year-old,” she said.
“She’s a versatile player because she plays up front or out wide and offers a goal threat. We’re looking forward to see how she develops, and I am sure she will want to be pushing for the first team squad as soon as the season starts.”
The Albion players reported back for pre-season training today. There is no confirmation yet of a date for the start of the new season.