Lewes FC have signed Gibraltar international Charlyann Pizzarello.
Pizzarello, 25, enjoyed a stellar college career when studying in the United States, and also spent part of last season at Malaga City.
Discussing her arrival, Pizzarello said: “I’ve always known Lewes has been a community-orientated team with plenty of support, and it was the closeness and togetherness of the team that really attracted me.
“I knew about Lewes through Ellie Mason when she came to the Gibraltar national team camp. She told me about the club and it’s been at the back of my mind ever since. I did my research and found out about Equality FC, the only club to pay the men and women equally, and that we’re fan-owned. It’s an amazing ethos and I wanted to be part of it.”
Pizzarello can play left-back or left wing, and describes herself as an “aggressive player” always looking to surge forward.
Discussing what she will bring to the Dripping Pan, she said: “I really like attacking. I don’t like sitting back and parking the bus or anything like that. I like to be on the go.
“And I’m also very protective of my teammates – if one of my girls gets hurt I’m going to support them, try and score a goal!
“I headed back to Gibraltar after my studies and played in Spain. I played for Malaga City Academy and I grew a lot as a player there. That was my foundation that set me up for moving on to this part of my career.
“I went to train with Rayo Vallecano for pre-season and then I decided to head to England and Lewes.”
Everyone at Lewes FC would like to welcome Charlyann to the club.