Preparations began for the New Season this past week, as Abbie Britton and Aaron Wakley made their first additions as First Team Managers.
Jaydee Seaman has made the journey up the A380 as she joins from Plymouth Argyle and Mollie Taylor arrives from National League neighbours Buckland Athletic.
With Ella Mae Miller and Georgie Barbour Gresham both moving away in the past twelve months, City’s defensive options have been limited. It was the Management’s first aim to strengthen this area of the team and the delight from Abbie Britton to have found such quality, so quickly, was clear. ”Both players are tenacious and aggressive and offer strength to our defensive options. Both can play as well, it will really help us progress heading into the new season.”
Jaydee Seaman has spent most of her career in the Plymouth Area, representing Plympton, Marine Academy Plymouth and Argyle. In 2019 Jaydee secured a scholarship in the US, linking up with Eastern Florida State College. During her time with the Titans she scored in a 5-0 victory over Georgia Military to help the team to the Southeast District Title. On returning to England, Jaydee signed for Plymouth Argyle, playing three times in their curtailed National League Premier Season in 2020. Playing in the centre of defence, it will be hoped Jaydee can form a solid partnership with City Captain Manfy Sharpe.
Jaydee is delighted to complete her transfer and looking forward to next season’s push. “The last few training sessions have shown the talent both in the players and coaching at the club, it has been a great atmosphere to be part of. I’m really excited to be playing with the girls in the season ahead, there are many great things to come out of this Club and I can’t wait to be a part of it.”
Mollie Taylor is a name that will be synonymous with Plymouth Argyle Women’s Team supporters, making over 150 appearances for the Pilgrims at a higher level than City’s current National League standing. Mollie made the switch to Buckland Athletic in the Summer of 2020, appearing in all their games last season. With versatility in her game and a strong defensive leader, Mollie will offer a significant composure and quality to City’s back line.
On completing her transfer, Mollie expressed her desire to be part of a team that pushes for a high league finish in 2021/2022. “Since arriving I can honestly say that there is a lot of talented and well disciplined players within the Club. I can see we are in a good position for the future. I am delighted to have signed and hope to help take the team further. I have had experience in the Premier Division and maybe we can compete for the Title this season and see ourselves playing at a higher standard? I see the Club as more than capable of doing that.”