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WOMEN SET FOR TOP FLIGHT DEBUT

7 July 2018

Geoff Penn
Ini Umotong and Kirsty Barton training in Portugal.

Hope Powell’s side are getting ready for their first-ever season in the top-flight of women’s football, as they prepare to compete in the revamped FA Women’s Super League.

After a successful season in FA WSL 2, Albion will now face the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal in 2018/19.

First-team striker, Ini Umotong is excited for the challenge ahead.

She said, “It will be a big step up. We have a few girls that have experience of playing in the top flight, but a lot of us haven’t played in the division before now.
 
“We had good exposure to it last season playing against Chelsea, Man City and Bristol City, and it’s nice to know we can compete with the best.
 
“We’re very excited and looking to give it all we have in the Women’s Super League.”

Signings

Kayleigh Green

Albion recently announced the signing of former Yeovil Town player, Kayleigh Green on a one-year contract.

The 30-year-old became Albion’s first signing of the summer and will join up with the Seagulls ahead of their first season in the restructured Women’s Super League.

Albion first-team manager Hope Powell said, “We’re delighted to secure the services of Kayleigh. She’s a player we’ve tracked for a while and it’s great to welcome her to the club.”

After making 29 appearances for Yeovil, Green had a brief loan spell at Italian club Chieti Calcio Femminile, where she featured for the Serie B side five times.


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