Abbey Joice

Abbey relishing challenge

by Kate Smith

Ladies star raring to go.

Ladies forward Abbey Joice can’t wait for the big kick off as the build-up to the Ladies inaugural Women's Super League season continues.

During the official team photo call, the England under-19 international revealed she hopes her pre-season form, which saw her notch a hat-trick against Everton, will continue:

“I am very excited to get started; it will be a new challenge for all of us to play against the best teams in the country.

“I hope to carry on scoring goals. I like getting forward and trying to score. I wasn't the best at it last season but hopefully this season I can put a lot more in.”

Joice progressed through Sunderland’s Centre of Excellence and enjoyed a fruitful 2013-14 campaign, where she scooped a Most Improved Player Award and was called up to represent her country.