Guiseley Vixens are delighted to welcome to the club, Old Westbournian Jess Heald!
Heald joined the Vixens this June from Super League outfit Sheffield FC and boasts an impressive CV.
Jess played at Sheffield for over a decade and in that time won the Premier League Reserves Cup final, finished runners-up in the Super League Development Cup final losing eventually to Arsenal, contributed towards the first team winning the FAWPL Northern title in 2014/15 and has since made her Super League debut.
Upon leaving Sheffield, Heald has been a highly sort after player, with no shortage of offers on the table. She settled on Premier League Guiseley in the end commenting:
“I’m excited about the coming season as I want to start a new chapter after playing for Sheffield FC for twelve years.
“I think Guiseley is a perfect match and I’m so prepared to invest my all into the club as I share the same vision and ambition as the club, staff and players around me.”
Manager Glen Preston also commented: “Jess is a quality addition but coming from Sheffield FC you’d expect nothing less!
“She’s been educated by the likes of Helen Mitchell and Zoe Johnson so you know she has lots of pedigree and that’s what we’ve seen of her over the last year or so.
“Overall I think she will bring great versatility to the side, something we really value. She’s quick, strong and technically gifted! We saw in the trials her movement was exceptional off the ball and just as importantly I’ve seen that the players have really taken to her quickly!
“It feels she’s been part of the club for years! So yes, we are chuffed to have her on board and I’m sure she’s going to make a great impression.”