We are pleased to have concluded the new deal for Villa fan Sarah Mayling after a period with across-city rivals Birmingham City following her academy days at the Villa.
Sarah spoke to the Villa media team with obvious enthusiasm as a season ticker-holder in the Holte End, and reflected on her time with Blues in a positive way:
“The experiences I’ve had, highs and lows, have made me a better person and ultimately a better player,” she admitted.
“Hopefully I can take those experiences and bring them back here to help the team achieve good things this season.
“I want to achieve the highest things in the game.
“I know I’ve got a lot to improve on and I feel like here is the best place for me to do that.”
Mayling couldn’t contain her enthusiasm when looking ahead to the start of pre-season and 2021/22 as a whole, admitting it feels like she’s “coming home”.
“I’m excited. I’m a Villa fan. I feel like I’m coming home,” she added.
“I grew up at this Club. It will take a while to sink in, but my heart’s at this Club and I can’t wait to get started.”
Steve Harrison of DDG ‘ there were a number of interested clubs from within the WSL‘… ‘however there is no no truth in the rumour that a season ticket in the Holte End swayed the deal!’
‘A great move for Sarah, but I believe a truly exceptional move for Villa who really have got a player whose heart and soul is engrained within the club… a talisman of sorts…’