REDDITCH United Ladies boss Gary Barrell has swooped to make American Mayme Conroy his first signing for the 2017/18 campaign.
Conroy recently completed a successful trial with a This Girl Kicks U18s side which toured New York and competed against some of the top universities and club sides within both New York and New Jersey.
Barrell said: “Mayme impressed both on and off the pitch with her playing ability and leadership skills. She was a star player at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the ultra-competitive Big Ten Conference and will make a big impact at Redditch United.
“She will be a great asset to the team as we look to build upon a successful 2016/17 season and strengthen an already competitive squad with reinforcements that will enable the team to compete for silverware on all fronts as we challenge in the West Midlands Regional League, FA Cup, Birmingham County FA Cup and West Midlands Regional League Cup.”
Conroy said: “After an amazing experience and trip to New York to meet the coach Gary Barrell and some of the players on my future team, I am excited to announce I will be signing with Redditch in July.
“It was a phenomenal trip and a once in a lifetime experience that turned out to be a huge success. The team was a great fit for me and I really enjoyed not only playing with them on the pitch but getting to know them as people and become good friends as well.
“The style of play was very similar to what I am used to and I’m looking forward to contributing to the team and programme.
“Not only will I be playing soccer, but also helping in the community, coaching and possibly officiating some youth some games.
“I can’t wait to become a part of this great family and travel to England. I’m looking forward to the future and making a positive impact all around.”
The Reds, who finished runners-up in this season’s West Midlands Division One South, are looking forward to a League Cup final against Solihull United on April 30 at Stone Dominies FC in Staffordshire.