Albion move dream come true, says Stott

The New Zealand international joined yesterday from Melbourne City.

By Charlie Hanson • 03 September 2020

By Paul Hazlewood
Stott has played over 70 times for New Zealand.

New signing Rebekah Stott has said it’s a ‘dream come true’ to play in the WSL with the Albion.

The New Zealand international has played in Europe, United States and Australia and is looking forward to her first taste of the WSL when the season kicks off on September 6 against Birmingham City.

She said, “I love to travel and experience different cultures in the countries I go to. To be able to play professionally in England has been one of my goals since I was little. So to now be able to do so is a dream come true.

By Paul Hazlewood
Stott is looking forward to making her mark on the women's team.

“I can’t wait to get involved. Brighton is a beautiful place and I am really looking forward to getting going.

“It feels like a good environment and I heard good things about the culture and the club, so it was a no brainer really.”

Stott has played at the Amex before, when New Zealand met England in a friendly prior to the 2019 World Cup in France.

“We won the game as well, so it was a good experience for me. The facilities at the stadium are amazing, it’s an incredibly professional place,” added Stott.

The 27-year-old spoke to fellow Football Ferns international Olivia Chance – who has played in the WSL for Bristol City and Everton - about the move and what to expect playing in England.

By Paul Hazlewood
Rebekah Stott joins from Melbourne City.

“I was living with Liv Chance and we chatted about it all the time and I asked her a lot about playing in this country.

“It’s one of the best leagues in the world, so to play with and against some of the best players in the world is going to take my game to a different level.”