Glasgow City are pleased to announce Sarah Gibb has been promoted to the First Team from the Glasgow City academy.
The forward has developed in the academy and was part of the U19s side that reached the U19s League Cup Final back in March and has previously won the U15s National Performance League.
On joining the first team squad permanently Gibb said:
“I’m over the moon to have signed for first team on a permanent basis, I’ve been in the academy and to be given the chance to represent the club at first team level is a massive honour for me. I’m excited to continue my development as a player and to be doing it alongside some of the best players in the country fills me with a lot of pride. Can’t wait for the season ahead and what the future holds.”
Gibb has been handed the number 17 shirt this season.
Head Coach Eileen Gleeson commented:
“I’m pleased to welcome Sarah Gibb to the first team squad. Developing home grown talent and providing a pathway for young players through to our first team is central to the philosophy of Glasgow City. Sarah shows real potential and having only recently transitioned to the senior team is adapting well to the intensity of the game at this level and I have no doubt will continue to develop further.”
On the progression to first team, Academy Manager Sarah Crilly said:
“I am absolutely delighted for Sarah (Gibby, as she’s more commonly known) to be making the step up to the first team. She is a player that demands a high standard from herself and those around her. Her character and desire to make herself the best she can be is evident from her performances in both training and matches.
“At Glasgow City Academy we aim to create these opportunities to as many players as possible to showcase the pathway and structure of the academy.
“Sarah is a huge credit to the club and it is great to see that her recent experience with the first team has earned her this opportunity. I wish her all the best and I cannot wait to watch her develop further in a professional environment.”