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Wednesday 24 Jul 2019
Ex-Women's U19 international on way to England’s top flight after stint in the States

Former Northern Ireland Women’s U19 international Rebecca Holloway has joined Birmingham City Women.

The 23-year-old, who can play in a number of positions, has signed for the Women’s Premier League side from US team Nashville Rhythm.

Holloway played for Northern Ireland’s Women’s U19s eight times between 2012 and 2013. In recent years she has been invited to senior women’s squad training camps, however her studies in the USA prevented her from attending.

In the past two seasons she has scored 33 goals and provided 22 assists for Cumberland University, winning back-to-back Mid South Conference (Universities and Colleges) Player of the Year.

For the past three years, in the University off season she has played for Nashville Rhythm who play in the WPSL.

Holloway played 11 times this year for the Rhythm before making the decision to return to the UK.

The midfielder started her career with Clevedon Town and has previous experience in the English top flight with Bristol City Academy, where she was coached by ex-England Women boss Mark Sampson.

She can and does play in a number of positions, including full-back, winger and central midfield. She describes herself as “dominant with both feet in shooting, passing and controlling the ball” and believes she has the ability to read the game.

Holloway has been balancing her studies with football in the US for the past four years and recently graduated from Cumberland University with a degree in Health and Human Performance.