A general view of VCD Stadium, The Oakwood, Old Road, Crayford Charlton Athletic Women v Leicester City Women, FA Women's Championship football match, The Oakwood, Crayford, UK - 17 Nov 2019 Photo: Stephanie Meek for The FA

Defender Newborough signs professional terms at Charlton Athletic

Charlton Athletic defender Rachel Newborough has signed professional terms with the club for the coming season.

The 24-year-old joins goalkeeper Eartha Cumings in going professional with The Addicks for the 2021/2022 campaign.

The news of Newborough’s new deal with Charlton Athletic was announced live on Charlton TV this evening during the men’s pre-season friendly fixture with Welling United.

Newborough started her career with Doncaster Rovers Belles before moving to the United States where she spent time with Boston College. In summer 2019, the player returned to the English second tier where she joined Charlton Athletic. Newborough has gone on to represent The Addicks on 22 occasions in the FA Women’s Championship.

After signing her professional deal, Newborough said “It’s difficult to put into words, I’m just so excited and now we’re in the training ground and getting going, it’s starting to feel a bit more real.”

Newborough’s contract comes just weeks after Charlton Athletic turned professional. The club have ambitious plans to push for promotion to the Barclays FA Women’s Super League this season. The Addicks are yet to announce details of summer signings, however, it is thought that head coach Karen Hills and her assistant Riteesh Mishra are working hard behind the scenes to bring some excellent new talent to the club.

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