Wednesday 3 January 2018

​Royals Sign Welsh International Natasha Harding!

Kelly Chambers has added experienced WSL1 forward Natasha Harding to her squad.

Reading Women have signed 28-year old Welsh International Natasha Harding on a long-term contract.

Harding’s contract with Liverpool Ladies ended at the end of December. Harding has scored four goals in five league games this season for Liverpool Ladies.

In her first interview with the club Harding spoke on her motivations for signing; “It’s a new challenge, and it’s an exciting club to be a part of. One of the clubs’ ambitions is to get into the top three, and that’s more than achievable. So being a football player and wanting to win, to turn down this opportunity would have been stupid”.

And when asked what she would like to achieve at Reading Harding commented “More goals, and I don’t think it would be too farfetched if I said I want to win silverware here. Kelly [Chambers] knows me from working with Wales and she knows I’ve got a winning mentality. Before I retire I’d like to have something else to my name than a FA Cup runners up medal. I’ve come here to help the club achieve what they want to achieve”.

And on working with Royals manager Kelly Chambers at Wales; “She’s very detailed, she’s a great technician. She’s also a friend, and great to have around. She’s so knowledgeable and I think that’s what many of the girls have realised over the past few years and she’s got Reading to where they are now. I know the girls have played a big part, but Kelly is the driving force, she’s the brains. I don’t want to make her head too big, but she’s great and one of the reasons I came here”.

Reading manager Kelly Chambers commented; “We’re delighted to have added Tash to our squad. She’s a player with a huge amount of WSL1 experience and is someone who can strengthen our attacking threat. She’s scored 4 goals in 5 league games already this season which speaks volumes for her ability".

Reading return to action this Sunday at home to league-leaders Manchester City Women, tickets are available online from just £3.