Nicol and Williams sign from Reading!
We unveil the latest two new recruits in Leigh Nicol and Cheryl Williams from Reading FC Women!
London Bees are delighted to introduce two more of their new recruits during the close season in midfielders Leigh Nicol and Cheryl Williams!
Both players bring valuable experience to the squad having been signed from Reading FC Women, who finished third in last season’s WSL2 league table.
Commenting on her move to The Hive, Leigh Nicol says that she is relishing the chance to play regular football as the 19-year-old looks to help the Bees establish themselves as a force in the top tier of women’s football:
“It is great to have signed. I spent a year and a half at Reading and that did me the world of good – but I just felt that I needed to take that experience somewhere else and use what I have learned to get the opportunity to play week in week out.
“I am really excited about the season ahead and feel like I am part of a team that has got a big future ahead of it.”
Meanwhile Cheryl Williams admitted that the opportunity to become part of the project that is underway at the London Bees was too good to turn down, with the 28-year-old considering hanging up her boots before former and current teammate Nicol persuaded her to follow her to The Hive:
“I was thinking about stopping playing but Leigh had obviously been here a bit before I came down and told me all about the set-up, Julian and the squad so I came down and had a look at it and liked what I saw.
“Hopefully I can teach them a few things having played at this level for a few seasons about seeing out games and grinding out results and things like that.
“The ability is there, it is just a case of gelling together now as we have quite a few new faces.”
Everybody at London Bees would like to wish both girls a very warm welcome to the club and look forward to seeing them take on their former club at The Hive tomorrow afternoon, with a 14:00 kick-off.