Promoted Burnley Women freshen up squad

Kenedy Owen, Sarah Agger, Levi Rathburn and Olivia Wilson. (Photo: burnleyfcwomen.co.uk)

Burnley FC Women have secured several new signings ahead of their debut season in the FAWNL Northern Premier Division.

The Clarets’ newcomers include Olivia Wilson from Everton, Sarah Agger from Blackburn Rovers, Kenedy Owen from Manchester United Development, Kerry Hope from Huddersfield Town and Nic Worthington from Bolton Wanderers.

Further new players strengthening the squad are Kelly Halligan, Olivia Greenhalgh, Levi Rathburn and Cara Bickett.

Manager Matt Bee told the club’s website: “There is obviously another crucial season coming up for the team and we have had to freshen up the squad over the course of the summer.

“We have added a number of fresh young players who come with potential to grow and develop in the women’s game. This is alongside new players with experience of tier 3 football, who will bring with them a wealth of knowledge to benefit the team overall.

“We must prepare ourselves in the best possible way to compete at this level, it will be a tough league but I’m not fazed by it and neither should the players be.”

Burnley’s first pre-season friendly is this Sunday 14 July against FC United Women at Nelson and Colne College. Entrance is free and kick-off is at 2pm.