Wednesday 21 January 2015

Royals Sign Charlie Estcourt

Reading FC Women are pleased to announce the signing of midfielder Charlie Estcourt from Chelsea Ladies FC.

Charlie joins the Royals from Chelsea Ladies FC, having been a former Royal within our Centre of Excellence. She joined Reading FC initially as a 9 year old before leaving to join Chelsea’s Centre of Excellence in 2011, developing through the ranks to make regular appearances in FA WSL Development League for Chelsea in 2014.

The 16 year old said ‘I’m looking forward to a new challenge in my football career, Reading FC Women’s offer me the opportunity to play in the FA WSL. I will be working hard to help the team achieve promotion to FA WSL 1 & can’t wait for the season to start’

She also has form on the International stage with Wales, having represented her country at the age of 13 within the U16’s squad, before captaining the U17’s side in Euro Qualifiers in 2013/14. She is a current member of the Wales U19 squad & recently joined the Senior Wales Camp.

Charlie attends John Madejski Academy as part of our Elite Football Programme, where she combines full-time training with studying her A-levels in PE, Biology & Psychology.

1st Manager, Kelly Chambers said ‘It’s great to have Charlie back at Reading FC. I work with Charlie every day at our Junior Academy and she shows that she has the hunger and desire to progress and develop.' Chambers added, ‘She is a great young talent and will be a great asset to my squad. I am looking forward to working with her in our 1st team environment.’

 

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