Lewes FC are delighted to announce the signing of Wales youth international Zoe Smith.
Smith, 18, joins the Rooks after coming though the youth ranks in Wales. The midfielder began her career at Sully FC before playing for Barry Town United and most recently Cardiff City Ladies.
Discussing her move, Smith said: “I knew that out of the Championship clubs that Lewes are the most community-orientated. It’s great at this club, I really enjoy it here and compared to some friends who I know who have gone to other clubs, there’s not that community aspect.
“I’ve fitted in seamlessly here. The girls have been great and it’s a really nice club to be at.
“The whole community aspect of Lewes FC, with everyone getting involved, is great. I watched the Southampton game and it was amazing to see the crowd. It was absolutely insane! The amount of people down for the first home game of the season was just incredible.”
Midfielder Smith is also studying politics just down the road at the University of Brighton. Having been accepted on the course, she says she can’t wait to kick on with her football career as well.
“I’ve been looking for a challenge,” Smith said. “Regardless of the club, I was always going to study here but I wanted to push onto bigger and better clubs like Lewes, so that’s really worked out!”
Rooks fans may not know much about Smith right now. But she’s certain they’ll quickly learn what type of footballer she is once she’s graced the Dripping Pan.
“I’m a fairly quiet player on the pitch. It’s not that I don’t talk but I like to do the simple things right and don’t mind going unnoticed,” Smith said.
“I like to keep the game simple and calm, make sure the technical side is right, and stick to the game plan.
“I’ve played for Wales since U15 level and currently representing them at U19. I’m really enjoying it with Wales. It’s a great set-up and I’m really grateful to be representing my country. I don’t take this for granted at all. It’s a big thing for me and I really enjoy it.”
Everyone at Lewes FC would like to welcome Zoe to the club.