CORK CITY Women’s team have unveiled their latest signing, Becky Cassin from Wexford Youths.
The 23-year-old brings a wealth of experience to the City side, having played six seasons in the National League with Wexford, helping the Slaneysiders to nine major domestic honours including four league titles, and she was part of last year’s FAI Cup winning squad.
Cassin has also played and scored in four of Wexford’s UEFA Champions League campaigns will link up with her new team-mates next week when pre-season training kicks off.
“I’m delighted to have signed. This is a massive club with a really professional attitude so I’m looking forward to challenging myself under new management and with new team-mates,” Cassin told CCFCl.ie
“I want to help the team win trophies, that should be every player’s goal. I want to keep developing and learning from my new coaches and teammates and just do everything I can to enjoy my football while I do it.
"It’s going to be new and different from what my last six pre-seasons have been like so I’m excited to get started and get to know the girls.”
Cassin recently graduated from IT Carlow with a first-class honours degree and as part of her course she undertook her work experience with Cork City two years ago and this left a positive impression on her.
“I enjoyed every second I spent in Wexford and everyone at the club knows exactly how much they and the club mean to me.
“This wasn’t an easy decision and I will always appreciate everything Wexford Youths have done for me.
“I’d be lying if I said my time working at Cork City didn’t help me make this move. I spent four or five days a week with the men’s team for eight months and learned what the club is like from the inside out so I think that definitely helped in my decision.”
City boss Rónán Collins feels that Cassin will be a very positive addition to the squad.
"She could really see the project we are developing at City and we’re delighted she decided to be part of it,” he said.
“She has always struck us as someone who will fit exactly into what we are building because of her attributes as a player and as a person and it’s great that is now a reality. She has achieved so much and her experience will be of great benefit to the squad.
"She can get on the ball and play, but also works really hard and wins it back, having that hunger matched with quality is a real asset