Swansea City ladies new signings Canada
16th February 2016
Swans Ladies have this week welcomed the signings of three new players to their squad.
Striker Lauren Cubbon, full-back Jacqueline Altrogge and midfielder Taylor Bubnick have all been added to the ranks having made the move across the Atlantic from Canada.
Hailing from the province of Saskatchewan, the trio have swapped their hometown of Saskatoon for Swansea and were attracted by the prospect of playing "European football," which Altrogge exclaimed is "every Canadian player's dream."
Having all plied their trade representing Saskatchewan's High-Performance Development Centre, Cubbon also comes with experience playing at university level in her home country for the University of New Brunswick.
Now studying at Swansea University on an academic exchange programme, Cubbon is confident that all three can fit in with the Swans style of play.
"We want to bring our own personal skills from back home to the team and how we play in Canada and incorporate that in to what Swansea have here," Lauren, who has scored 7 from 37 appearances for her university, said.
"The level of university football in Canada is quite high," she continued. "It's very technical with short, quick passes and the style is very similar, so I think that we can adapt quite easily."
Swansea City Ladies manager Ian Owen admits he is relishing the opportunity of the trio being a part of the team that are currently second and unbeaten in the Welsh Premier Women's League.
"I'm really excited," He said. "They're three good players and their technical ability will fit in with our philosophy and how we like to play."
"All three will feature in the first team squad and I really look forward to working with them."