Cardiff City FC Women sign four

Wales keeper Claire Skinner among new Cardiff City FC signings.
Claire Skinner during a Wales training session. (PA Images)

Cardiff City FC have made four new signings ahead of the new season in the Orchard Welsh Premier Women’s League, including a former WSL keeper.

Welsh international goalkeeper Claire Skinner – once of Birmingham City – who returns to the Bluebirds after a spell with Cardiff City Ladies. told “I’m excited to comeback to a club full of potential to hopefully help us challenge in the league. To play in the Champions League is a dream, and I’m going to try my best to help Cardiff City FC Women to get there.”

Charlotte Hastings will provide competition between the sticks after joining from Abergavenny, the shot-stopper commenting: “In all my years of playing football I never thought that I would get the opportunity to play for such a huge club like Cardiff City. To say I’m excited is an understatement!”

Phoebie Poole is a creative attacking midfielder and Welsh U-17 international, who joins from Barry Town United, while Sydney Tiiman is a pacy winger who was previously a consistently scorer whilst at Eckerd College in Florida.

Meanwhile, Ella Hilliard has left the club to link up with Bristol City.

Speaking about his squad for the new season, Iain Darbyshire said: “All of the signings that we have made are fantastic footballers, and I am very excited to see them pull on the Cardiff City shirt this coming season. I feel we have strengthened key areas on the pitch, defensively and offensively, whilst also adding a blend of youth into our squad.

“I would also like to congratulate Ella Hilliard, who is a fantastic footballer who I’m sure will go to the very top in the women’s game.”

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