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Everton Ladies sign top goalscorer on transfer deadline day

Women’s team building squad for WSL1 campaign

Everton Ladies v Liverpool Ladies - FA Girl's Youth Cup Final
Zoe Tynan of the Everton Ladies
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It is transfer deadline day for the FAWSL and Everton Ladies have snagged themselves a very dynamic striker! Courtney Sweetman-Kirk is a name we will hopefully hear a lot this season as she has a reputation for scoring goals. Lots of goals.

In 2015, she scored 20 goals in 20 games with her club the Doncaster Rovers Belles. It was during that season that Sweetman-Kirk scored a hat-trick against Everton as a second half sub, resulting in a 2-3 loss for the Ladies. She was the top WSL2 goalscorer again during last season’s Spring Series.

Coach Andy Spence is thrilled to have signed Sweetman-Kirk, especially given that she had many options -

“The fact that she’s chosen Everton is a real big marker of our ambition for the season ahead.”

The 26-year-old has represented England in the U-23’s and is looking to make it to the England senior level.

“Personally, I want to finish high on the goalscoring charts, and I am after international recognition too.”

Sweetman-Kirk is excited to join a team “with a lot of history in the women’s game.”

“There is a massive buzz around the team at the minute and Andy [Spence] has assured me the team isn’t here to make up the numbers and just fight to stay up. We want to have a real good go at WSL 1 and see how high we can finish.”

Her signature goal celebration with her former club was a salute to the crowd. Can’t wait to see what she has in store for Everton this season!