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SIGNED | Wrexham AFC Women sign Lily Whitefoot from TNS

Young attacking player returns to North Wales

13 January 2023

Wrexham AFC Women have completed the signing of 17-year-old forward Lily Whitefoot from Adran Premier side TNS.

Whitefoot, who has been a regular off the bench for TNS this season – including against Wrexham in the Red Dragons’ FAW Women’s Cup win – will initially join the Under-19s set-up.

And having netted once for TNS’ senior team already this season, as well as bolstering the firepower of Wrexham’s Under-19 squad she will be looking to catch Steve Dale’s eye and push on for first-team football with the Red Dragons too.

Whitefoot previously played at Wrexham in the Girls Performance Centre, before earning a move to play top-flight football for the Shropshire-based team.

And on her return to Wrexham, she said: “It feels amazing to return, I can’t wait to get playing.

“I started here, so I know a lot of the players and what they are like. I also know how they run things, and it is very proper. They have a really good set-up.

“Playing in the Adran Premier has been a big change, teaching me how to play women’s football – as I went from playing Under-15s football, into the senior league.

“It is a big difference. You have to develop your game and adapt in winning ways. The goal now is to try and help the Under-19s win the league again and, if I do get my chance for the first team, the aim is promotion!”

Head of Female Football – and Wrexham AFC Women Under-19s assistant manager – Gemma Owen added: “We’re delighted to welcome Lily back to Wrexham.

“After we worked with her previously, she now returns having developed her game and earned hugely valuable top-flight experience.

“As a young player with big ambitions, she is the right fit for the Club as we continue our bid for promotion and continue building a squad capable of not only reaching, but then competing well in the Adran Premier – now, and well into the future.

“Having the Under-19s allows us to continue the development pathway for players like Lily, where previously that wasn’t the case. We can’t wait to watch Lily develop further and push for senior football, like the nine girls who have already made that step up at Wrexham in the last 15 months.”

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