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AFC Women Sign Exciting Young Talent

April 12, 2019 11:30 am Author: AFC Media Team


After making a strong start to their inaugural season AFC Women have bolstered their squad with the signing of an emerging young talent.

Francesca Ogilvie will be joining The Dons from Cove Rangers where she has caught the eye so far this season, recording six goals and seven assists from the left wing.

The 17-year-old has been included in Scottish FA Regional Performance squads and has represented Scotland Schools at U16 and U18 age groups, captaining the side on two occasions.

When asked about the new signing AFC Women’s Co-Manager Emma Hunter commented, “Having already worked with Francesca within the Performance and Regional squads we know she has the ability and attitude to fit into the squad here at AFC. It is clear she has real ambitions within her football career and will thrive in the environment here.

“We see this team becoming more and more professional and we need players who are behind that”

“There is a lot of young talent in the north of Scotland. We have had good players in the past, now it is about looking after them, giving them the best opportunity we can and hopefully they will enjoy success here.”

AFC Women’s Co-Manager Harley Hamdani added, “We spoke at the very start of the season around how we would only be bringing in players that could add genuine quality, match the personality of the club and provide positive competition within the squad.

“Francesca is a player that does exactly that and we’re delighted to bring her into the Aberdeen set up.”

The Dons top SWFL Division 1 North with a 100% winning record after five matches going into Sunday’s match with Buchan LFC.

Aberdeen though succumbed to their first defeat of the season last weekend as Renfrew Ladies progressed to The SWFL 1 Cup Final with a 3-1 victory so they will be looking to get back to winning ways.

Both Co-Manager’s also previewed Sunday’s game:

Harley: “We found the game frustrating last weekend for a lot of reasons.

“We have thought about that and moved on. We have thought about what we can learn from the game and how it can help us on Sunday. It is a game that will challenge us but hopefully one where we can go and put in a good performance and get a good result.

Emma: “We obviously did not want to go out at the semi-final stage.

“We wanted to get to the final. But the silver lining is that it will maybe give us that appetite to win our upcoming league games. The defeat has made us realise that we need to be at 100% for every game and we have to be prepared for the unexpected.

“Teams will be looking to play out of their skins to beat us and will try and knock us out of our stride. We have to be able deal with that and react in the right way.”

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