This Sunday sees the start of Everton Ladies season at Marine
AFC, when the Blues entertain newcomers Bristol Rovers
It has been a far from quiet pre-season period with plenty of
new faces joining the club and one or two notable exits.
Manager Keith Marley has swooped to sign Maz Catterall and Paula
Oldham from Garswood Saints, while Lindsay Johnson and Jenny Jones
have signed from Liverpool.
Defender Joanne Traynor and striker Sara Whewell are set to move
in the opposite direction across Stanley Park, but the Blues have
been boosted by the fact thatEngland internationals Sammy Britton,
Rachel Brown and Kelly McDougall have pledged their future to the
club for a further season
Johnson, usually a midfielder, will make her debut in the
starting line-up on Sunday, but will operate in the centre of
With Whewell departing, Marley may hand young striker Louise
Worrall her chance up front alongside Britton.
The most notable change will be between the sticks. With Rachel
Brown currently finishing off the Icelandic season, 15-year-old
keeper Danielle Hill will be given her first taste of Premiership
Meanwhile, the club have announced that there will be a
three-pronged management team at the helm this season.
Keith Marley will stay on as manager but will take temporary
charge of the reserves as Keith Cliffe has left the club.
New 'A' Licence coach Mo Marley will combine her playing
role with that of first team coach. Assisting Mo will be fellow
'A' Licence coach Phil Hackney, newly appointed from the
Centre of Excellence.