Stobbs has WSL expereince with Reading as well as the Toffees and the Hammers say she is excited about returning to her home city and helping West Ham fulfil their desire of reaching the top flight themselves in the coming years.
“I’m very, very excited to be here and excited about what’s to come and I just can’t wait to start rolling now,” she told West Ham TV. “One of the main reasons I have come is the ideas and ambitions of the club going forward now we’ve got decent backing, which will help endlessly.
“Also, I had a very good experience when I was out of season with my previous clubs and I trained with West Ham then, and at that moment I thought this was somewhere I could see myself, so now it just seems perfect time.”
Stobbs’ signing has been welcomed by general manager Karen Ray.
“Amber brings us so much more than her exciting ability on the ball, her professionalism and desire to improve every day is exceptional,” said Ray. “She is a very effective player who I am confident will help lead a young team to reach our aspirations.
“Amber’s positive attitude and work ethic both on and off the pitch have made her an incredible role model and we are confident she will excel in her new role as the Women and Girls Officer for the West Ham Foundation. We have no doubt that young girls will aspire to follow in her footsteps and play for West Ham United Ladies.”
Stobbs started playing football at the age of six and began her career with Chelsea as a schoolgirl, before taking up a soccer scholarship in the United States with Hofstra University in Long Island, New York, in 2010.
There, she helped the Pride twice reach the prestigious NCAA Tournament, scoring six goals and registering eight assists in 47 appearances over four seasons, while also turning out for professional club Washington Spirit in Maryland each summer.
There, she trained alongside United States international forward Crystal Dunn, goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris and defender Ali Krieger, gaining much-needed experience before returning to England with Reading in 2016.
Stobbs continued her football education with Everton earlier this year, appearing four times as the Toffees won the WSL 2 Spring Series title earlier this year. .
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