West Ham United’s teenage goalkeeper Mia North has joined Dulwich Hamlet on a loan deal which will cover the forthcoming season.
The 19-year-old stopper is yet to make the breakthrough in The Hammers’ senior side but she is being tipped for a very bright future in the game.
With North in need of regular first team playing experience, it has today been confirmed that the player has joined Dulwich Hamlet on loan. FAWSL Full-Time were informed of the arrangement via a Hamlet official club press release. The keeper made her debut for the club in a fixture against Crystal Palace’s Development Squad on Sunday.
North is a Welsh Under-19 international. She was also formerly a member of the Yeovil Town side which competed in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League and she appeared on the bench for The Lady Glovers at senior level.
Speaking about her move to The Hamlet, North said “I’m 19 now and I need to be looking to get women’s football experience.
“Playing in the Under-21s for a couple of years, I need to start looking to go up an age group. The move was pretty easy and I’m really happy to be here.
“I think communication is definitely one of my biggest traits. I’m very loud on the pitch. I think as well, bravery-wise. I’ll happily throw myself in front of the ball and not care if I’m going to get hurt. Shot stopping ability, distribution as well for sure.
“My teammates have been really supportive and welcoming. It’s been really easy to settle in. I’ve been here [Dulwich Hamlet] to watch a game and I saw what the crowd was like, it was a really incredible atmosphere. I’m really looking forward to experiencing that myself when the time does come.”
North could again feature for Dulwich Hamlet at Fulham this coming Sunday.