Exeter City have made seven new signings ahead of the forthcoming season, with Sian Chapman joining from Torquay United and six other players making the step up from the girls' development centre.
Sophie Giles, Ella Mae Miller, Daniela Tyson, Georgie Barbour Gresham, Erin Romanowski and Carmen Morrison have all made the step up from the development centre and have worked hard during a pre-season programme that saw them take on Keynsham Town on Sunday.
Speaking about their progress, Exeter City Ladies joint manager and under-16s girls development centre manager Abbie Britton, said: "It’s fantastic to see the girls stepping up to ladies football, and doing it so well. They’ve had a tough preseason and it's been different to what they are, probably, used too. Physically and mentally it's a big jump, but through the six weeks they have all shown their talent and why that is was why I was keen to keep them involved at Exeter City.
"The younger girls have actually helped the older ones, they have brought a hunger, and a desire to learn and work hard, all the attributes needed to succeed in the women's game and in this tough division. I’m very excited to see them all grow and develop."
Speaking about joining from Torquay United, Sian added: "From the first training session I went to at Exeter City I noticed the desire and ambition from all the girls. They are willing to learn and have such great potential. I want to help this team achieve their potential and I believe we can compete at the highest level. We certainly have every chance at promotion this year and I believe we can achieve that."