Southampton FC Women sign New Zealand’s Katie Rood

Southampton's new signing, katie Rood
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Southampton FC Women have signed New Zealand international striker Katie Rood from Lewes FC.

Rood’s former clubs include Juventus, Lincoln Ladies and Bristol City, before a loan move to Lewes turned permanent in 2019.

“I’m really excited about it,” the 28-year-old told upon arriving at the Saints. “ I think it’s an ambitious club. The resources and the facilities here are amazing.

“Even with the staff, they’re experienced and the quality, I think it shows the club are trying to make a statement. It really breeds a professional environment that us players thrive off.

“I’m excited to get out on the pitch with them and see what we can do.”

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