Brighton Women bring in Netherlands defender

Danique Kerkdijk in action for Bristol City last season. (Photo: Kieran McManus for The FA)

Brighton & Hove Albion have confirmed the signing of Netherlands international Danique Kerkdijk from Bristol City on a one-year contract.

The 23-year-old centre back helped the Vixens to a sixth-place finish in the WSL last season, appearing in 19 of 20 league matches, scoring two goals.

Head coach Hope Powell told brightonandhovealbion.com; “We are pleased to welcome a player of Danique’s calibre to the club.

“She has good knowledge of the WSL having spent the past two years with Bristol City, and she provides the squad with invaluable international experience as we look to build ahead of next season.”

Kerkdijk has 14 caps for the Netherlands but is yet to make an appearance at the 2019 World Cup tournament.