FOOTBALL: BIRMINGHAM City Ladies manager Marc Skinner has strengthened his attacking options with the signing of England international Ellen White.
The 27-year-old has moved to the Blues from Notts County on an 18-month contract, with the option for another year.
“I am delighted to have signed for BCLFC and I’m really looking forward to getting started,” said White.
“Everyone has made me feel extremely welcome at the club, the banter is pretty poor at the moment, but hopefully it will improve.
“I want to say thank you to Marc (Skinner) and Leanne Hall (first team assistant/goalkeeping coach) for the opportunity and I will be doing everything possible to improve as a player and help the team this season.
“The players we have at the club are really exciting and talented and I can’t wait for the season to start already.
“But for now it’s head down and train. I’m hoping that blue is my colour!”
White started her career at Arsenal before moving to Chelsea in 2005 where she was the club’s top scorer for three successive seasons.
A move to Leeds Carnegie followed in 2008 where she won the League Cup but she returned to Arsenal two years later where she remained until moving to Notts County ahead of the 2014 Women’s Super League season.
On the international stage, White had been a regular face in the England side since making her debut against Austria in March 2010.
White had scored 17 goals in 56 appearances for her country and she was voted England’s Women’s Player of the Year in 2011 following a series of impressive displays at the Women’s World Cup.
She was also part of the 2015 bronze medal winning side at the World Cup and she represented Team GB in the London 2012 Olympics.