We are pleased to announce that Lauren Wade will be joining WSL Super League club Reading FC Women. Her transfer will be completed when she signs for Reading today.
Glentoran Manager Billy Clarke said of Lauren’s move: “This is a fantastic opportunity for Lauren to display her talents at the highest level in Women’s Football in the UK. Her performances for Northern Ireland in the recent European Championships were eye catching to any club looking to add a player with pace and goal scoring ability to their squad. Having played at the top level in Scotland and Iceland and with 41 full International appearances to her credit, Lauren comes with an abundance of experience which also adds to her playing experience.”
Lauren spoke to www.glentoran.com about her move: “I’m absolutely delighted to have signed for Reading FC. The last year has been very positive for me at club and international and off the back of the Euros I felt that this was too good of an opportunity to turn down.
The Glens will always be home for me, and I want to thank them for everything they have done. I wish them all the best for the rest of the season.”
Everyone connected with Glentoran FC are delighted to see Lauren grasp this opportunity and wish her every success in her new venture.
We are delighted to announce the signings of Kerry Beattie and Annie Timoney from Glasgow City FC and Celtic FC Women, respectively. Both players have returned to the club following a spell in the Scottish Women’s Premier League.
Billy said of the returning players: “Having been last season’s leading goal scorer Kerry will add more goals to our attack. The experience of playing at the top level in Scotland will have been a valuable football learning experience for her. She was amongst the goals during her time at Glasgow City and we look forward to seeing her playing with us again and adding to our exciting forward options.
Annie has been one of the most consistent defenders in our league since she signed from Lewes in England 3 years ago. Her period at Celtic will have added to the valuable football experience gained playing in England. Annie’s defensive qualities and experience will be an asset to us in our attempt to retain the league title and remaining Cups.
Both players are quality additions to a talented squad of players.
Our injured players, Caragh Hamilton and Casey Howe have returned to training. Both will be available for selection this week. They are also two quality players who we will be delighted to see back playing again.
August will be a busy month for us with league and cup matches and the Women’s Champions League to play in Romania from the 16th to 22nd. “
These signings and injured players are a very welcome return to our squad at this very busy and exciting time for our club.