She Wants to Go to Chelsea
New Zealand women’s football captain Hayley Moorwood, 26, has joined English club Chelsea FC. Moorwood, who was also attracting interest from Chelsea’s London rivals Arsenal, was thrilled at the signing. “Joining a club like Chelsea is an exciting move at an exciting time for women’s football in England and back home,” Moorwood told The New Zealand Herald. The 51-cap midfielder takes the number of Football Ferns playing professionally overseas to four with German-based VfL Wolfsburg defender Rebecca Smith joined by Ali Riley (FC Gold Prise, USA) and Kirsty Yallop (Kristianstads DFF, Sweden) this year. Moorwood will also lead the Football Ferns as they attempt to qualify for the 211 Women’s World Cup in Germany via the eight-nation OFC Women’s Nations Cup at North Harbour Stadium from September 29 to October 8.