New deal for Charlton Athletic Women defender

BY JOSHUA BUNTING

Charlton Athletic Women have announced that Alice Griffiths has signed a new contract.

She is a Welsh senior international after making her debut in 2017.

Griffiths began playing football with local amateur side Llwydcoed in the Aberdare and Rhondda Junior Football League.

At U16 level she was the only female player in an otherwise all-boys league and received private tutoring to keep up with the schoolwork she missed playing football.

Griffiths joined Welsh Premier Women’s Football League side Cyncoed Ladies in 2017 and was named the division’s Young Player of the Year during her first season

In 2018, she joined fellow Welsh Premier side Cardiff Met Ladies – helping them win a domestic treble.

Griffiths moved to Charlton the following year and the 19-year-old midfielder made 14 appearances for the Addicks last season.

“I’m pleased to be signing for Charlton again,” she said.

“I’m happy at the club and confident I have the right people around me to help me develop. Last year was challenging but I’ve learnt from the experience. I’m excited for the season ahead.”

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