Yeovil Manager, Jamie Sherwood said: “I am really happy with the signing of Helen Ward, she is a player that I have admired for a number of seasons.”
Yeovil say that Ward is an exceptional forward with an evident amount of experience within top flight football nationally and internationally. Earning 71 caps for Wales and scoring 41 times, spending 3 seasons at Reading and winning the WSL2 title trophy in 2015.
Sherwood went on to say,
“She brings a wealth of experience both on and off the field and she will be an excellent addition to the squad in our first campaign in WSL 1.”
“What I am looking forward to is Wardie’s appetite, attitude and determination to remind others that she is a centre forward and a goal scorer” he added.
Prior to her time at Reading, Helen won the league twice with Arsenal (2009-2010), plus the FA Cup once and whilst at Chelsea (2010- 2013) she scored in the FA Cup final but missed out on lifting the trophy losing at penalties.
On joining Yeovil Town, Ward said: “I am excited to join Yeovil, I was very impressed with how the girls won the title last year especially up against tough opposition throughout, it’s a tough league to get out of and so to win the league was fantastic.
“What strikes me the most is the togetherness of the squad and that will stand us in good stead for WSL 1.”
Ward added: “As an experienced player I’d like to think I can add a bit of know-how to the squad, I have been lucky enough to play in this league for a few seasons and I hope that adds to what we’ve already got.
“As a forward my main aim is obviously to contribute with goals and assists so hopefully that’s what I can do!”
Pictured – Helen Ward in action for Walws against England. (Image: tgsphoto.co.uk)