Sasha Woods will join up with Hull City Ladies after turning down an offer to sign up with Chelsea.
Scarborough Ladies keeper Woods was asked to move to London and play for the Blues’ under-19s, but she had to turn that offer down due to financial reasons.
Woods said: “I found out there was no bursary or loan available for accommodation and we worked out I’d need £12,000 in order to go down there, so I had to turn that offer down.
“It’s disappointing for me and the under-19s coach at Chelsea was disappointed too.”
There wasn’t too much time to be down in the dumps for the Boro Ladies number one though as a phone call to the Hull City Ladies manager resulted in an offer to join up with them.
City play in the FA Women’s Premier League Northern Division One, which is the fourth tier of the women’s game, and it is an opportunity young keeper Woods is relishing.
“I spoke with the Hull manager and they ended up offering me the chance to join up with them, which is a great opportunity for me,” said Woods.
“My friends and family are all chuffed for me as it means I’ll be able to stay at home while playing to a high standard with Hull.
“I’m hoping to study with the Scarborough Sports Scholarship and one of my coaches at Scarborough Ladies, Lee Sutton, is involved with it so that’ll be a big help.”