HELSTON Women have announced the signing of former England youth player Keri-Ann Moxom.

The central midfielder has signed for Helston from Callington Town, who play in the South West Regional Women's Football League Premier Division.

Manager, Paul Parfitt, said: "I am delighted to have signed Keri-Ann Moxom 29, from Callington Town Ladies.

"Keri-Ann is a fantastic player and a big personality both on and off the pitch, we have had a very successful start to life as Helston Women and I am further impressed that Keri-Ann is joining us now to help us obtain further success and silverware and be part of that journey.

"That commitment alongside all our existing players who want exactly the same success and put the work in every week bodes for a very exciting time for Women's Football at the club and in West Cornwall."

Moxom played for Helston before switching blue for red and joined Callington three seasons ago but has now decided to make the return transfer, rejoining Helston who are currently two leagues below the east Cornwall outfit.

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Prior to the season being halted, Athletic sat top of the league, winning all four of their Earthbound Electrical Cornwall Women's Football League matches and and impressive FA Cup run which was eventually brought to a end by Southampton Women.

When Moxom was asked why she has decided to come back south she said: "The promotion into the SWWFL and being much closer to home."

She added: "I want keep playing the best football I can for as long as I can.

"I would love to see promotion once if not twice and definitely some silverware."

Moxon started playing football when she was 12 years old for Falmouth United, being introduced to their girls team by a family friend.

A few years later she began to play at county and regional level, on this Moxom said: "My Mum used to give up a lot of her time to drive me to training sessions, sometimes three times a week when I played at county and regional level.

"I managed to be selected for England U15s when I just turned 15, and I remember my mum taking so much time off work and paying for travel so that I could attend camps and sessions all over the country."

Helston chairman, Paul Hendy, said: "Very occasionally you know one of your managers has secured the signing of a very talented and special player. Upon hearing Keri was again going to play for Helston was one of those moments.

"She returns to a squad which is full of potential with an exciting season on the horizon".

Manager Parfitt, who joined The Blues in January 2020, concluded: "It is our desire at Helston to field both a First Team and Development Team next season and capturing the signature of Keri-Ann Moxom alongside our other most recent addition; Eve-Charlotte Moore from Bideford/Illogan combined with optimising the youth talent coming through at the club shows our intention not only to field two teams but to field two competitive teams capable of challenging for silverware on all levels.

"Further progression at the club, whilst Keri-Ann represents our ambitions on the pitch, off the pitch with the Development side we are also mentoring two existing squad members who will take Player/Coach roles next season."