West Ham Women welcome Norwegian international defender

West Ham's new signing, Cecilie Kvamme
Photo: NFF

West Ham United have signed Norwegian international defender Cecilie Kvamme from IL Sandviken.

“It is a dream come true to sign for West Ham United and to be able to come and play in the Women’s Super League,” The 23-year-old told whufc.com. “It was an easy decision to come here.

“I like the philosophy the club holds, and I like the way that the team wants to play. I’m really excited for the season to start and I’m excited to play in front of the West Ham fans.”

Head coach Matt Beard believes the full-back will prove to be a fantastic addition to both his team and the Barclays Women’s Super League.

Beard said: “I am delighted to welcome Cecilie to West Ham United. She joins us after representing her national team at the Women’s World Cup in France and will bring experience, pace and tenacity to our defence.

“With Cecilie’s signing I believe we have displayed our continued intent to strengthen our team and improve on our successful first season in the WSL. I look forward to seeing what Cecilie offers for us on the pitch this season.”

Kvamme spent over six seasons in the Norwegian Topperien, represented several national age-groups and now has three senior caps for Norway.

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