Exeter City Women continued their Summer recruitment with the additions of Emma Hunt and Emily Eaton on Friday, the second and third players to be added to a growing Grecians squad.
Emma Hunt returns to Exeter after previously playing for the Girls Development Centre for four years. At sixteen she departed to Torquay United and was ever present for the Gulls last term.
Captaining her team to County Cup victory over the Grecians, Hunt was also recognised with the Manager's Player of the Year award. The young defender now looks to make the next step in her career by playing at National League level.
City's joint manager Abbie Britton is delighted to secure the signing of one of the team's Summer targets. "Emma is a young defender who we are pleased to see back in Red and White. She's very strong, has great tenacity and a desire to win the ball back at every opportunity. We are excited to see what she will learn from the other experienced defenders. One for the future of this club for sure."
Emily Eaton joins after spending the majority of last season at Plymouth Argyle. The versatile midfielder played nineteen games, scoring in victories at Keynsham and Cardiff. Eaton had previously played for Marine Academy, where she featured alongside City's Anthea Kaptein and Jaydee Seaman.
Britton has been encouraged by the quality Eaton has shown in pre season. "Emily proved herself as a player in the league above last year, but she probably didn’t get as many minutes as she hoped, so has a point to prove this year. She is a player who knows where the back of the net is, with great ability to run with the ball and frightening pace. Myself and Aaron have been delighted with what we’ve seen in training so far, we are really excited about seeing Emily progress with us this season."
The Grecians had hoped to begin their pre season schedule this weekend, but after Keynsham were confirmed as the first visitors to Devon this season, the friendly was on hold. City travel to Swansea next weekend and will anticipate further arrivals before making the trip to South Wales.