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Women’s football: Charlton Athletic defender pens 12-month deal

BY JOSHUA BUNTING

Northern Ireland International Ciara Watling has penned a one-year deal to stay at Charlton Athletic.

The midfielder started her footballing career at the Addicks and returned in January after four years at Crystal Palace.

During her first spell at the Valley she made 54 appearances and netted four goals. Watling was also part of the team that won the Premier League Southern Division in 2011.

She said: “I’m delighted to re-sign for the club, I was really enjoying my new journey with Charlton however with the season being cut short due to the pandemic I only ended up playing a few games.

“I’m really looking forward to the season ahead. I feel fully settled with the club and it’s looking extremely positive with a few great signings and the players who have re-signed.

“It’s been a really refreshing pre-season, a great mood and vibe around the club. We are all working hard and bonding well, it’s a brilliant group including all of the staff. I can’t wait for the season to start now”.

Watling is in the same Charlton Athletic side as Northern Ireland team-mate Rachel Newborough, who has been a key part of Kenny Shiels’ side so far in the Euro 2021 qualifiers.

She made her Northern Ireland debut in October 2015 against Georgia in a 3-0 win and so far has 24 caps to her name.

Watling will face a reunion with former club Crystal Palace on the opening day of the 2020-21 season as the Addicks host the Eagles on Sunday, September 6.

PICTURE BY KEITH GILLARD


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