Durham Women have signed Northern Ireland international defender Sarah McFadden from Sunderland Ladies.
The 28-year-old joins the Wildcats after spending the past four years at Sunderland.
Injuries have hampered her progress in recent years but the versatile player will be hoping to have a full season in WSL2 this year.
The powerful McFadden can play anywhere through nthe middle - in defence, midfield or up front.
She has been capped over 40 times for Northern Ireland, scoring four times.
“I’m excited for a new challenge this season,” she said.
“I have really enjoyed my last five years at Sunderland but feel at this time in my career I want a new challenge.
“It’s important for me to get back playing regularly after recent injuries. Durham is the perfect opportunity for me.
“Hopefully we can compete with some of the top teams in the league and push for promotion.”