A product of Manchester United’s Girls’ Centre of Excellence, 18-year old Kirsty has spent the past season as part of Liverpool’s development squad.
A promising, young tenacious forward, Hanson found the back of the net in two thirds of the matches she played last season, including one against Sheffield in last season’s meeting at the Select Security Stadium between the two club’s development teams.
Sheffield FC Ladies’ first team manager Zoe Johnson: “This is a big signing for the Club. Kirsty is a young player with great potential. She can can play both on the wing and also in a central role, so will give us lots of depth in attacking options, and I’m confident she can bring us goals. I’d like to thank Scott Rogers and Liverpool LFC for allowing the move to go through.”
Hanson is looking forward to the new challenge and cannot wait to get started for the second half of the WSL2 season: “I’m really delighted to have signed for Sheffield. It’s a club with huge potential, with a squad full of experience which I’m looking forward to playing alongside. It’s going to be tough, but its a good challenge for me that will definitely help my development.”
Twenty-year old defender Wild has spent the past three seasons, following her graduation from Manchester United’s GCOE, as part of a successful Liverpool LFC Development squad, winning the FA WSL Development Northern Division in 2014/15 and being an ever-present member of the team in that time.
And the new signing can’t wait to get started: “I’m very excited for a new challenge at Sheffield FC Ladies,” said the defender. “This is a new opportunity for me for me to play first team football and develop more as a player. I couldn’t think of a better club to join, and I’m very excited to see what the future holds.”
Zoe Johnson, is pleased to secure the signing: “Olivia has fitted in instantly here at Sheffield. She has a great attitude and a real desire to develop her game further. She boosts our defensive options, but also possesses a real threat going forward. Myself and the staff are looking forward to working with her.”
Source – sheffield.fawsl.com