Emily Orman signs professional contract with Chelsea Women

Cheklsea goalkeepers and GK coach
Emily Orman (second left) with Zecira Musovic, GK coach Stuart Searle, Ann-Katrin Berger and Carly Telford. (Photo: Andy Rowland/PMI via Imago)

An 18-year-old goalkeeper, Emily Orman has signed a two-year deal with Chelsea Women, with the option to extend by a further year.

She joined Chelsea Academy at the age of 16, has trained extensively with the first team and represented England at national performance camps from the age of 14 through to the U-19s and played at the UEFA U-17 Euros.

On signing for the Blues, Orman told chelseafc.com: ‘It’s a genuine dream come true and it’s an honour to sign my first professional contract at this club.

‘It’s something that me, my family and coaches around me have been working to achieve since I was about six years old. It’s an indescribable feeling but really, the hard work starts now.’

General manager Paul Green commented: ‘Emily is a good, young goalkeeper who has come straight out of the Academy and into the first team. She continues to develop well in training and has gained a lot of experience training alongside the squad day in day out this past season.

‘We’re glad to see Emily sign her first professional contract and we’re looking forward to seeing how she continues to advance, and in the short term, it will be important for her to go on loan to gain important match minutes to build her experience up.’

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