Eartha Cumings (#13 Charlton Athletic) during the FA Women's Championship game between Crystal Palace and Charlton Athletic at Hayes Lane in Bromley, England - Stephen Flynn/Sports Press Photo

Goalkeeper Cumings becomes first-ever full-time professional player at Charlton Athletic

Goalkeeper Eartha Cumings has become the first-ever player to sign full-time professional terms with Charlton Athletic according to reports on The Addicks’ official website.

The South East Londoners officially became a full-time operation earlier this month and it has today been revealed that Cumings has become their first professional player.

The Scotland international initially joined The Addicks last summer on a part-time deal and she has impressed the club’s management team of Karen Hills and Riteesh Mishra enough to be offered new terms on a professional basis.

After signing on for the new season, Cumings said “I feel really excited, I’m really looking forward to the coming season and seeing what we can achieve.

“With the new ambition and investment in the team and integration into the wider club, it’s a really exciting place to be.”

Cumings featured in 16 of Charlton Athletic’s 20 fixtures in the FA Women’s Championship last season, keeping two clean sheets. She also helped the club to reach the quarter-finals of the Vitality Women’s FA Cup.

The keeper started her senior career north of the border with Edinburgh-based club Spartans. Cumings moved to Bristol City in 2018 where she was an understudy to Sophie Baggaley for two seasons. The player is now thriving in her number one role with latest club Charlton Athletic.

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