Hammers lined up
With the 2012/13 season upon us Millwall Lionesses are delighted to announce the signing of former West Ham United Captain Natalie Grafton. Natalie is a very experienced player who is used to playing at the highest level, and has the ability to play as a full back or centre back.
Emma Whitter is another exciting addition to the new squad. Emma is a very clinical forward and will bring a huge amount of quality and experience to the team having just completed two seasons in Finland. In a double coup, former Charlton pair Abigail Igbavboia and Mary Oninawa have also joined The Lionesses.
Fans should also look out for exciting new players that manager Alberto Scott-Kurti has signed up from the Millwall Lionesses Centre of Excellence, namely: Rebecca Stormer, Chantelle Mackie, Lucy Malyon, Lana Richards, Lucy Bayne, Amelia Freet, Georgia Freet and Dayna Chong. They will all be joining the senior squad in 2012/13 as the team looks to power up the Women's Southern Premier league. A number of core players from last year's squad have also been re-signed, including; Frankie Gibbs, Chanell Yardley, Joanne Woodgates, Francessca Strugnell, Ellie Manning, Shauni Griffiths, Ciara Sherwood, Jennifer Smith, Kayleigh Xidhas and captain Dionne Lennon.
Boss Alberto said: "I'm very excited to be able to announce this season's signings. The Lionesses have their eyes on the top of the league and with the new squad in place we hope to put in a strong performance."
The Lionesses begin their campaign against West Ham tomorrow, Sunday 19th August. The fixture will be played at Beckenham Town FC, Eden Park Avenue, BR3 3JL. Entry to the stadium is £3 with U16s free of charge. All Millwall fans are welcome.