Kirsty Hanson has joined Doncaster Rovers Belles ahead of their FA Women’s Super League (FA WSL) 2 Spring Series campaign which starts in February.
First year BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching student Kirsty plays either as a striker or winger and has starred for the Leeds Beckett women’s first team this year, scoring nine goals.
Speaking about signing for the Belles, Kirsty said: “I’m really excited. It takes some adapting at the moment because it’s my first time training full-time.
“It’s high-tempo and hopefully it will develop me as a player.”
Kirsty, from Halifax, took up the game from a young age after joining a kickabout with boys on her street.
She has represented Scotland at youth levels and spent a 2016 loan spell with Sheffield FC, making 10 appearances in FA WSL 2.
Kirsty links up with Leeds Beckett University Women’s Football & Futsal Head Coach Emma Coates, who is also the Belles’ boss.
“Playing for the University team has been good,” Kirsty added.
“It’s the first time I have worked with Emma and she’s a really good coach.”
The Belles won the FA Women's Premier League National Division in 1992 and 1994 and have won the FA Women's Cup six times.
Their first FA WSL 2 Spring Series match is away to Sheffield FC Ladies on 12 February.