Newcastle United confirm four new signings as Amanda Staveley’s vision takes shape

Newcastle United Women continue to build on and off the pitch with Amanda Staveley the driving force.

Newcastle United Women have confirmed four new signings to help bolster their FA Women’s National League Division One North title charge.

The Lady Magpies narrowly missed out on promotion last season after finishing second in the league table to Liverpool Feds.

Head coach Becky Langley could not hide her disappointment but will hope her four new recruits can go a long way to helping NUFC Women go one step further this time around.

Freya Bailes and Emma Wallis join from Durham Unversity, as do Grace Boyes and Daisy Burt after recent spells at Tyne Wear rivals Sunderland.

Newcastle United co-owner Amanda Staveley. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

And Langley isn’t expected to be finished there with further reinforcements expected in the coming weeks.

NUFC Women, who were watched by over 20,000 fans at St James’ Park in May, are making big strides on and off the pitch with Amanda Staveley and new owners delivering on their promise of investment

Earlier this month, the Lady Magpies launched their first reserve team since 2016 which aims to ensure young girls in the North East are given a platform to progress as footballers while also having a direct pathway into the first team.

The aim is to have Newcastle in the Women’s Super League in the next five years.

Langley said previously: “We want to be in the Women’s Super League as quickly as we can.

“Amanda’s ambition for both the men’s and women’s teams is to be winning the Champions League, so there’s really no ceiling on where this club can go for the women’s and the men’s side, so we just want to get there as quickly as possible. We’re working really hard behind the scenes to make that happen.

“It will take a lot of investment but it’s all progressive. We recognise we’re still in tier four at the moment so everything has got to be within context. We want to strive to get there as quickly as possible but it will take that emotional investment and care also.”