SIGNING: Chloe Knott joins the Wildcats
Durham Women FC are delighted to announce the signing of midfielder Chloe Knott.
Knott, from Bolton, joins the Wildcats after a highly-successful four-year spell at Georgetown University in America.
A central midfielder by trade, Knott spent a large part of her childhood in New Zealand where she excelled - even gaining experience with their national side.
She made the switch to America in 2014 and continued her fine progression in Georgetown - one of the leading women's soccer courses in the States.
Knott was a regular starter for her university and received several personal honours for both his sporting and academic achievements.
Now, she joins up with the Wildcats as part of our Masters Scholarship Programme delivered in partnership with Team Durham.
That will see Knott study for a Masters Degree at the prestigious university while representing the BUCS side - who are currently national champions.
She will also team-up with the Wildcats ahead of the new FA Women's Championship season and will form part of the squad to take on Newcastle United this evening.
Speaking after joining the club, Knott said: "It feels really good to be here and I'm really excited to start the season.
"Durham is a good institution, so prestigious, and to be able to get a Masters while playing in the WSL is pretty amazing and something I would never turn down.
"It's a really good standard here and I know I'm going to improve my game a lot. It's definitely a step forward for me and another level of football.
"It's a team that wants to win and there are big goals here, so I want to help us win games as much as I can."
Manager Lee Sanders added: "We're pleased to get this over the line as we've been speaking with Chloe for quite a while know.
"She's been out in the States at Georgetown who did very well in the NCAA last year and she played with some very good players.
"Chloe is very athletic, very quick and will add some real depth to the squad. She's different to what we've got in there at the moment, so we're pleased to have her."