Swansea City Women players sign first semi-pro contracts

16th August 2023

Eleven Swansea City Women players have been handed the club's first semi-professional contracts ahead of the 2023-24 season.

Swansea City will move from an amateur to semi-pro set-up, with the aim of continuing to grow the women’s game and raise standards in our community and wider region.

Further contract announcements will follow in due course, but the club can confirm a number of players within the Swans squad have put pen to paper on semi-professional deals.

They are captain Katy Hosford, Monet Legall, Claire Skinner, Ellie Lake, Alicia Powe, Nieve Jenkins, Chloe Chivers, Stacey John-Davis, Rachel Cullen, Lucy Finch and Jess Williams.

Skipper Hosford believes the move to semi-professional status represents a significant step forward for the women’s game in Swansea, and Wales.

“It’s amazing. It’s something we’ve all wished for and hoped for over a long time,” she said.

“Personally, I’m delighted and can’t wait to get started.

“The club has made massive strides from 10 years ago when I joined. Back then we’d have one piece of kit and we would be training and playing on a really bobbly pitch.

“Now we’ve got amazing facilities, and we get the chance to play at the Swansea.com Stadium.

“Everything is there for us, and we’ve come such a long way and to get semi-professional contracts is the icing on the cake.

“Hopefully now, young girls playing football in Swansea can have something to aspire to.”