Monday 28 December 2015

Royals sign Hines from Oxford Utd for 2016

Kayleigh Hines signs Pro Contract with the Royals for FA WSL 1 Season

Reading FC Women are pleased to announce the signing of midfielder Kayleigh Hines from WSL 2 side Oxford Utd Women FC.

Kayleigh joins the Royals on a Professional contract for the 2016 FA WSL 1 season. She has previously played with Arsenal and Reading! Kayleigh joined Oxford United in August 2013 after returning from a spell in America with Women's Premier Soccer League side Millburn Magic. A hardworking, ball-winning midfielder, she settled quickly into the team and went on to score three times during the 2014 WSL 2 season.

Reading Manager Kelly Chambers said ''I have known of Kayleigh's ability for a long time. It's great to get her signature on the dotted line, she will bring a different dimension to our team that maybe we have been lacking previously"

Kayleigh spoke to us after signing and was pleased to be offered a Professional contract saying '' I'm delighted to sign my first professional contract with Reading, the club that gave me my debut in senior women's football" she added "I have many special football memories from my previous time at Reading but hope to create more with an already successful group of players and staff"

Hines relishes the opportunity to compete in WSL 1 saying "I look forward to the challenge that lies ahead of WSL1 football and I am extremely grateful to be a part of this exciting journey and development of Reading FC"

Kayleigh joins up with the rest of the squad in January after the Christmas break.