SION GOALKEEPER HEADING TO WOMEN'S WORLD CUP

Sion Swifts Ladies goalkeeper Nicole McClure has been named in the Jamaica squad for next month’s FIFA Women’s World Cup.

It marks a landmark for the Danske Bank Women’s Premiership as the first ever player from the league to play in the Women’s World Cup.

The 29-year-old shot stopper joined the Swifts during the close season after spells playing in the United States, Croatia, Iceland and Sweden.

Originally born in New York, the penalty specialist has 19 international caps for Jamaica.

Three clean sheets in five league games have been a key part of the rise of Tony McGinley’s side to second in the Danske Bank Women’s Premiership this season and progression to the semi-finals of the Women’s League Cup.

McClure embarks on the first ever FIFA Women’s World Cup Finals appearance for the affectionately nicknamed ‘Reggae Girlz’. They start their campaign in France against Brazil on 9 June followed by group games against Italy (14 June) and Australia (18 June).

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