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Huddersfield Town have swooped to sign two England Centre of Excellence players and a third is due to follow soon.
Rosie Todd is a goalkeeper who has been signed from the North of England Centre of Excellence at the age of just 16. Town had been looking to recruit a keeper who showed confidence to play with her feet and to be brave enough to play much higher out her goal and it took just minutes for her to draw the attention of scouts watching her.
After lengthy discussions and managing to stave off interest from Manchester City, Sheffield FC and Durham Women where contracts were on the table, Huddersfield were delighted to finally announce the capture of this superb keeper who has an amazing future in the game.
Rosie has played for NoE Centre of Excellence for eight years and recently trained with England Under-17s for three days. She was named in the standby squad for an international fixture against Ireland. Rosie kept a clean sheet against Manchester United in the First Round of the Women's F.A Cup which is a personal highlight.
Outside of football Rosie has keen interests in tennis and cricket where she represents North Yorkshire (Cricket) and Dunnington second team for the Ladies.
Town are also delighted to have also captured right wing sensation Mollie Holder, also from the North of England Centre of Excellence. In similar fashion to Rosie Todd, Town have had a nervy few months trying to obtain the services of this powerful, skilful winger but last week Molly put pen to paper and made her debut against Mossley Hill in a pre-season game where she showed her abilities by skinning several defenders which, when considering she's only 16, is quite incredible.
Mollie has played for the Centre of Excellence since she was eight years old and scored the winning goal against Manchester United in a FA Youth cup game. One of Mollie's personal highlights was coming back from a lengthy injury to score a stunner against Sunderland - Town will be hoping she adds many more to her record in the famous blue and white.
Huddersfield manager Glen Preston told the club's Facebook page: "I'm overjoyed to have signed Rosie, she's a very polite, hard working pro and we think she has an amazing future in the game. She's a great shot stopper but we just love how confident she is with the ball at her feet. This is perfect for the style of football we play and she will be our 11th outfield player - and although initially we have signed for the development squad in order for her to learn the way Town play and to just enjoy her football for now, I wouldn't be surprised if she's knocking on the door very soon pushing the first eleven keepers as she really is that good!
"Once again we have been so lucky to capture such a raw young talent in Mollie who can go as far as she wants if she continues to dedicate herself to the game and our job is to nurture that talent and guide her as best we can, in the hope she one day becomes a first team player with Town and plays with us in the Super League - a dream we all share and one that I don't feel is a million miles away from being a reality."
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