Reading Women sign England youth international Maz Pacheco

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Maz Pacheco had an exciting day on 23 July – not only making the England U-20 World Cup squad but getting a deal with WSL side Reading.

The left-back had previously been capped eight times for the Young Lionesses at U-17 level and on nine occasions for the U-19s.

Mayumi (Maz) Pacheco began her career with Liverpool in 2015, making a dozen appearances before going on loan to Doncaster Rovers Belles. She later signed a permanent contract with the Belles at the beginning of 2017, the 19-year-old helping them to the WSL 2 title.

She told about her move: “I’m really excited to be back in a WSL 1 side. I think Reading are going in the right direction with them finishing fourth last season and now wanting to push on for a higher place this season. I’ll be around senior players that I can learn and thrive off which is something I am really looking forward too.”

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