Wednesday 30 August 2017

Welcome Hannah Short

Andy Cook adds Hannah Short to the squad ahead of the upcoming season

Oxford United Women FC are delighted to be able to announce the signing of 24 year old Hannah Short.

Hannah Short brings a wealth of experience to the team having played a key role in Yeovil’s WSL2 winning campaign at the end of the 2016 season.

Hannah Short

Hannah Short

The Bristol born defender, who has been in training with the U’s pre-season, has impressed the coaching staff and in particular first team manager Andy Cook, who was keen to get Hannah to put pen to paper, which she has done this week.

Hannah told us “It feels good to have made a final decision for this season and I am finally able to focus on the season ahead with the team!”

“I saw some of the early signings the club put out and that made quite a statement that the club are moving into the right direction. I knew Andy as well, from playing under him at Herts University and I know I’d work well for and with him.”

“I think this club has a lot to prove this season. Previously they haven’t had the best of seasons, but now with everything going on behind closed doors I can’t see why we can’t push for a high finish in WSL2”

“I have really enjoyed pre-season so far. The staff and the girls have been very welcoming and I’m very much looking forward to kicking off the season with them!”

Andy Cook commented "To get Hannah's signature for the coming season is fantastic for Oxford. Over the summer we have gone from an unfashionable club that no one talks about to the point where we are turning away some very good players. Hannah is another quality player and offers the team a different dimension, she has played as a centre back at other teams but she can play further forward too. I was surprised Yeovil let her go and after speaking to her, she wants to play at the highest level and has shown to me she has the desire to help Oxford achieve this season. She's fitted in straight away working well with both the squad and staff. I’m looking forward to working with Hannah and seeing what we can achieve this season."

Hannah is now available to sponsor this season and will wear the number 34 shirt.

All commercial and sponsorship enquiries, please contact Adam Harris via email or call 01865337513

Come and support the U's in their upcoming season which kicks off on 24th September against Sheffield FC. Buy your season tickets here