Teyah Goldie – who turns 18 today – has agreed a long-term deal to stay with Arsenal Women, whom she has represented for over ten years.
Goldie – who once came off the bench in the UWCL among six first team appearances for the Gunners – joined their youth academy at the age of six and worked her way up through the ranks, before making her first-team debut in the FA Cup during April 2021.
Joining Championship side Watford on a dual-registration agreement in January 2022, the defender won the club’s Player of the Month award for February, before a knee injury curtailed her 2021/22 campaign.
“It feels unbelievable to finally be signing with the club that I love and that I’ve been with all my life almost,” said Goldie.
“I’m absolutely delighted. I don’t think I can really put it into words. It’s something that I’ve always dreamed of and now it’s become a reality – I just can’t wait to get going. I’m a Gooner myself so to actually sign here, for the club that I love and support, is just incredible.”
Head Coach Jonas Eidevall added: “It’s great news that Teyah has signed her first professional contract with us. Our academy has a long tradition of producing talented players for the first team and we all believe that Teyah has the potential to follow that path.”
Head of Women’s Football Clare Wheatley said: “We’re delighted that Teyah has committed her future to us through her first professional contract. She has shown impressive development in recent years and follows the likes of Leah Williamson and Lotte Wubben-Moy in coming through our renowned academy and into the first-team set-up, where we have high hopes for her future progression.”