Saunders signs; Billingham called up...

Cardiff City FC Women | Saunders signs; Billingham called up

Cardiff City FC Women have welcomed two players into the squad for the 2021/22 Adran Premier campaign.

Forward Megan Saunders joins from Pontypridd Town AFC Women while Wales U17 international Lily Billingham moves to the senior squad, having come on board over the summer initially with our U19 side.

Saunders and Billingham join fellow summer signings Emily Bayliss, Amy Williams, Zara Mujica and Seren Watkins in linking up with the team ahead of the league opener against Port Talbot Town, this coming Sunday.

"I moved to Wales for university last year," Megan told us earlier this week. "I love football. I've been playing since I was nine years old and I wanted to play outside of uni as well.

"I had a great time with Cyncoed (now Pontypridd) last season, but I really wanted to test myself.

"I'm really glad my trial went well, and I'm so grateful to sign here for the season. It means a lot. I'm very excited."

Speaking at Cardiff City Stadium, Lily said: "It feels amazing to be a part of the senior team. I'm delighted to be called up now.

"I've had a great experience with the U19s and I can't wait to progress more as a player. I've loved my time at the Club so far and I'm so excited for the future."

Billingham started for Wales' U17 squad last Friday against England.

"I was so proud to represent my country," Lily continued. "It was an incredible moment for me and my family.

"I loved it!"