Super Kallie optimistic, Lewes is her focus

Super Kallie optimistic, Lewes is her focus

What's that you ask? Do we have a speedy, goal-scoring winger arriving? Yeah we do...

Joe Short
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Hannah Tappenden

Lewes FC have signed 28-year-old winger Kallie Balfour from London City Lionesses ahead of the 2021/22 FA Women’s Championship campaign.

Balfour joins the Rooks after two years in Dartford and is the third Lionesses player to head to the Dripping Pan this summer after Ellie Mason and Freda Ayisi.

Famed for her lightning pace, Balfour began her playing career at Charlton before moving to Gillingham, where she was top scorer in the 2017/18 Women's National League and earned the Player of the Year award. She switched to Crystal Palace for the 2018/19 campaign and headed to London City a year later.

Last season Balfour made 17 appearances for the Lionesses, scoring four goals – including one against Lewes in a 3-2 win for the visitors at the Dripping Pan back in February.

Manager Simon Parker said, “We’ve been looking for a player like Kallie for a long time. She’s quick, she’s direct, she’s dangerous, she reads the game well and she’s difficult to play against. She’ll add directness to our game and we expect her to contribute a few goals and assists over the season.”

Balfour said, “I can’t wait to get started and give my all to this club.”

Lewes FC have signed 28-year-old winger Kallie Balfour from London City Lionesses ahead of the 2021/22 FA Women’s Championship campaign.

Balfour joins the Rooks after two years in Dartford and is the third Lionesses player to head to the Dripping Pan this summer after Ellie Mason and Freda Ayisi.

Famed for her lightning pace, Balfour began her playing career at Charlton before moving to Gillingham, where she was top scorer in the 2017/18 Women's National League and earned the Player of the Year award. She switched to Crystal Palace for the 2018/19 campaign and headed to London City a year later.

Last season Balfour made 17 appearances for the Lionesses, scoring four goals – including one against Lewes in a 3-2 win for the visitors at the Dripping Pan back in February.

Manager Simon Parker said, “We’ve been looking for a player like Kallie for a long time. She’s quick, she’s direct, she’s dangerous, she reads the game well and she’s difficult to play against. She’ll add directness to our game and we expect her to contribute a few goals and assists over the season.”

Balfour said, “I can’t wait to get started and give my all to this club.”