Exeter City Women’s latest signing Anthea Kaptein says there is a great atmosphere in the camp after agreeing to join the club for the 2019/20 season.
An experienced midfielder, Anthea becomes the women’s second signing of the summer as they continue their preparations for the FA Women’s National League Division One South West.
On signing for City, Anthea said: “I’m really pleased. I played against Exeter last season and I was looking to further my footballing ability with a team that was local to me and Exeter is ideal.
“We played them last season, with another team that I played for (Marine Academy Plymouth.) I live locally so it’s easy to come to training. I asked when the trials were and Abbie (Britton) was really welcoming, as well as the whole team, it’s a great atmosphere.”
With the team stepping into a higher division this season, following a promotion winning campaign last year, Anthea says she is looking forward to testing herself at a higher level amongst some talented team mates.
She explained: “I’m looking forward to it, we’ve got great depth in the team and a lot of talent, so I’m looking forward to seeing what we do in this league.
“I play central midfield, mainly number 10. I play for the navy as well as the armed forces team. A lot of my time is dedicated to that alongside the civilian team such as Exeter. I like to feed the strikers and the people around me but if I get the chance to shoot then I’ll shoot.
“In any team you need experience and some young talented players coming through. I think Exeter have a great balance of that.”
On bringing in Anthea for the 2019/20 season, player coach Abbie Britton said: "We are absolutely delighted to have signed someone with so much potential and so much talent.
"The characteristics in her personality is what really attracted us and made us so keen to sign her. Her leadership qualities, her tenacity, and her drive is infectious."