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New Tractor Girls' Captain Wilson Signs Pro Deal
Wednesday, 11th Aug 2021 14:57

Midfielder Blue Wilson has become the eighth Ipswich Town Women’s player to sign a professional contract with the club and has been named the new Tractor Girls' captain.

The 19-year-old, who has signed a one-year deal with an option for a further season, joined the club from Manchester City in July 2019 and quickly established herself as a regular in the first team.

Born in Norfolk, Wilson suffered a stress fracture in her fibula prior to the start of 2020/21 whilst on international duty with England's U19s but returned in the latter stages of the curtailed campaign. In total, Wilson has made 19 appearances for Town, scoring once.

“It's kind of crazy to have a contract for football," she told iFollow Ipswich. “It's something I've always loved, playing and training, and it's great to get it over the line and turn that hard work over the years, and sacrifices from people around me but also myself, into something like a contract.

“It was unexpected to a certain extent but I'm really proud and pleased. It's taken a lot of work to get here and I'm ready to continue that into this coming season.”

In addition to the contract, Wilson has also been named the club captain in succession to Amanda Crump, who retired over the summer.

“It is a real honour to be named captain of this team in what could be such a special season," she added.

“With the support of others around me, I hope to lead this team to achieve our maximum potential. We are ready.”

The Tractor Girls face Hounslow in their first ever Women's National League Southern Premier Division fixture at Handworth Villa FC on Sunday (KO 2pm).

Photo: ITFC

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ScottCandage added 15:06 - Aug 11
Way to go, Blue!

Mariner1974 added 15:32 - Aug 11
I had to click on this to check we hadn't signed Bluey the horse to a new deal...

dangerous30 added 15:42 - Aug 11
Congratulations 😀

Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 16:44 - Aug 11
Great stuff! Only three to go and we'll have a full professional starting line-up.

PackwoodBlue added 17:01 - Aug 11
Good Luck Blue.

Fatboy added 17:59 - Aug 11
With a name like Blue, you were destined to become our captain! Congratulations to you and the rest of the women who have signed professional contracts. It's a move that is long overdue.

hadleighboyblue added 20:58 - Aug 11
Good luck to the whole team , you have done ITFC proud , long may it continue . I hope we will be able to see you play at Portman Road next season , if not before .

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