Liverpool FC Women have just signed former Wyke A level student, Jemma Purfield. Jemma was one of the star players in a Wyke football team that made the National Cup final in 2015. In the same year, Jemma collected the “Wyke Sports Personality Award”, progressing from college to further her education in the USA by securing a sport scholarship at Arizona State University. Whilst at Wyke Jemma studied A level PE and English Language alongside BTEC L3 Applied Science.
“I’m excited to have Jemma as part of our squad here at Liverpool FC Women. She will add to the depth of our player roster,” said Liverpool FC Women manager Vicky Jepson.
“She’s got international experience already and has youth very much on her side. She’s been training with us recently and has fitted in brilliantly with the rest of our squad.
“I’m excited to work with her and see what she can bring to the Liverpool FC Women family. Her international call-ups mean she has played against some of the best teams in the world and now she will have the opportunity to face players of that quality in the WSL.
“It will be good for her development as a player and our development as a team.”
A versatile player with experience all over the park, Jemma will primarily play for the Reds as an attacking full-back or winger going forward.
“I’m delighted and excited to be part of such a prestigious club and can’t wait to get started,” said Jemma.
“It’s a massive club, it’s known worldwide and has always had a fantastic reputation, so I think it’s a big opportunity for me to develop.
“There are some great, experienced players in the squad and there are some youth players coming through the ranks, so it’s a great place for me to learn and take my career to the next level.
“I think WSL has moved on so much in the last four years and I’m going to be challenged on a daily basis.”
We’ve raided the Wyke video archive to bring you the highlights of Jemma’s time at college – the Sports Personality win, the amazing cup final goal and footage of Jemma in the USA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8thTtgqSsWM