SIGNING: Hill Extends Her Stay!
Durham Women FC are delighted to announce that Kathryn Hill has agreed a new deal with the club.
Hill, a popular figure both on and off the pitch, will remain at New Ferens Park after a strong start to life with the Wildcats.
The defender joined Durham in the summer of 2017, having previously represented Rangers in the Scottish Women's Premier League and Old Dominion University in the United States.
Another player to benefit from our scholarship programme with Durham University, Hill was a near ever-present during her first season at the club.
She found the net once, in our 4-0 win over Watford, and caught the eye with a number of committed and solid defensive displays throughout the season.
And now, the Scot has agreed to extend her stay with the Wildcats ahead of the new FA Women's Championship season - something which has Hill delighted.
"It feels good to be here for another year," she said.
"I have really enjoyed it since I first got here and I think I’ve settled in well and am enjoying life at Durham.
"Pre-season this year has been hard but that’s what you want. I think we are looking a lot fitter than last season so the spirit in the camps been good and everyone’s just excited to get going.
"It was really good to play as much as I did last year but I always want to better myself each year so I’m determined to keep my place in the team and hopefully contribute more this year, if I can."
With the ink now dry on her new deal, Hill has laid out her aims for the new campaign - and she's targeting top spot.
"My personal aims for next season are just to stay in the team, start as many games as I can and hopefully chip in with a couple of assists and goals if I can - but just make sure I do my job defensively first and foremost.
"I think as a team we have to be aiming to push for first spot in the league.
"It will be difficult as there’s a lot of good teams in our league, but I think we were disappointed with where we finished last year and we know what we have to sort out if we want to be challenging.
"It’s an exciting year ahead though and I'm looking forward to it."
Manager Lee Sanders was also delighted to see Hill stay, adding: "Kathy has come in and done exceptionally well in her first year in the league and we are all delighted that she will be continuing with us.
"She's a born winner and, whether we're in training or anything else we do, she just wants to win!
"She's calm in possession and has a good range of passing as well as a competitive edge in her defensive duties, and I'm sure she'll continue where she left off."