Meet The Squad

Find out more about Durham Women FC with our player profiles…


#13 Megan Borthwick: Formerly of Newcastle United, the stopper has developed into one of the most reliable and accomplished goalkeepers in the league. She jointly won the FA Women’s Championship Golden glove award in the 2020/21 season.

Megan Borthwick is sponsored by Craig Robson

Follow Megan’s official Twitter account: @meganborthwick

#1 Naoisha McAloon: The Irish stopper joined the Wildcats in January 2022 after a successful spell with Peamount United. While with the Greens, she won back-to-back league titles and also played in the UEFA Women’s Champions League.

Naoisha McAloon is available to sponsor. Contact for more details

Follow Naoisha’s official Twitter account: @naoishamcaloon.


#2 Kathryn Hill: Previously of Rangers, the versatile defender joined Durham after a spell in America with Old Dominion University. She was crowned the North East Football Writers’ Player of the Season in 2020 following impressive displays across a number of seasons.

Kathryn Hill is sponsored by Reid’s Food Services

Follow Kathryn’s official Twitter account: @kathryn_hill6

#5 Sarah Wilson: One of Durham’s longest-serving players, Wilson joined the club in 2014 and was handed the armband shortly after. A reliable presence at the back and a threat in the opposition box too.

Sarah Wilson is sponsored by The Tea Enthusiasts

Follow Sarah’s official Twitter account: @SarahW_1991

#14 Rebecca Salicki: Can play anywhere across the back four and has used her versatility to great effect since joining Durham in 2016. Has chipped in with plenty of goals, too.

Rebecca Salicki is sponsored by Pinkney Construction

Follow Rebecca’s official Twitter account: @Salicki14

#15 Dee Bradley: The American joined Durham midway through the 2020/21 campaign and offers versatility at the back and in midfield.

Dee Bradley is sponsored by Down Syndrome Ireland

Follow Dee’s official Twitter account: @dee_bradley16

#16 Ellie Christon: The full-back has been with Durham since 2014 and has become a regular at full-back.

Ellie Christon is sponsored by PBH Rail and GF International Solutions

Follow Ellie’s official Twitter account: @echriston

#21 Hannah Greenwood: A talented youngster who has been in and around the first-team squad in recent years. Comfortable in the centre of defence or midfield.

Hannah Greenwood is available to sponsor. Contact for more details

Follow Hannah’s official Twitter account: @HannahGreenwoo7.

#24 Abby Holmes: The tough-tackling defender joined Durham after time with PEC Zwolle in the Netherlands and is a strong presence at the back.

Abby Holmes is sponsored by 9016

Follow Abby’s official Twitter account: @abby_holmes_2

#20 Grace Ayre: Comfortable playing anywhere across the backline, Ayre stepped-up to the first-team squad after impressing with Durham Cestria.

Grace Ayre is available to sponsor. Contact for more details.

Follow Grace’s official Twitter account: @graceayre1


#3 Lauren Briggs: A product of the club’s youth system, Briggs re-joined Durham after a brief spell with Sunderland in 2017. She has recently recovered from a long-term injury lay-off.

Lauren Briggs is sponsored by New College Durham and Carlisle Express

Follow Lauren’s official Twitter account: @laurenbriggsx

#4 Mollie Lambert: A cultured midfielder, Lambert was one of the standout players as Sunderland Ladies dominated the FA Women’s National League – and is now looking to make the step up at Durham.

Mollie Lambert is sponsored by Supporting Independence Outreach Services ltd

Follow Mollie’s official Twitter account: @mollielambert98

#6 Sarah Robson: Robson has taken in spells in Iceland, the USA and with Sunderland in the FA WSL, Robson brings vast experience to the Durham side – and is also a regular Northern Ireland international.

Sarah Robson is sponsored by Neil Thornton and Print North East

Follow Sarah’s official Twitter account: @sarahmacmac

#7 Beth Hepple: Having come through the ranks at Durham, the midfielder has consistently been a top scorer in the FA Women’s Championship and has become renowned for eye-catching long-range strikes.

Beth Hepple is sponsored by Darrin’s Super Ices and Amber’s Law

Follow Beth’s official Twitter account: @Hepple7

#18 Danielle Brown: Formerly of Sunderland and Middlesbrough, the versatile wide player joined the Wildcats in November 2020 to add even more competition to the talented squad.

Danielle Brown is available to sponsor. Contact for more details.

#19 Ali Johnson: An England U20 international, Johnson joined the Wildcats in March 2021 after spells with Liverpool, Bristol City, Sheffield United and Blackburn Rovers.

Ali Johnson is sponsored by Amber’s Law

Follow Ali’s official Twitter account: @AliiJohnsonn


#9 Nicki Gears: A pacy forward, capable of playing out wide or centrally, Gears joined Durham in 2015 and has been a regular ever since.

Nicki Gears is available to sponsor. Contact for more details.

Follow Nicki’s official Twitter account: @nickigears

#11 Bridget Galloway: A prolific striker who joins the club from Sunderland after a goal-laden stint with the Lady Black Cats. Also has international experience with England at youth level.

Bridget Galloway is sponsored by Premier Services

Follow Bridget’s official Twitter account: @bridgetgaloway

#17 Emily Roberts: Has won promotion from this division in the past with Doncaster Belles and has regularly been at the top of the club’s scoring charts since her arrival in the summer of 2016.

Emily Roberts is available to sponsor. Contact for more details.

Follow Emily’s official Twitter account: @emroberts22

#12 Lily Crosthwaite: Another product of Durham Cestria, the teenager made her first team debut in the 2020/21 season and has gone on to become a regular presence in the first-team fold.

Lily Crosthwaite is sponsored by Adrian Morpeth Fine Shoes

Follow Lily’s official Twitter account: @l_crosthwaitee

#37 Liz Ejupi: A summer signing in 2021, the striker has excelled in the FA Women’s Championship before and will be aiming to hit the goal trail at Maiden Castle. A former Albanian international, Ejupi joined from London City Lionesses.

Liz Ejupi is sponsored by Ian Temple and Helen Jobson Photographer

Follow Liz’s official Twitter account: @elizabetaejupi

#10 Rio Hardy: Hardy joined the club from Coventry United in January 2022, having netted seven goals during half a season for the Red & Greens. She previously turned out for Grindavik in Iceland and Apollon in Cyprus – scoring 61 times in 49 games for the latter.

Rio Hardy is sponsored by Fat Frank’s Street Food Truck.

Follow Rio’s official Twitter account: @riohardy_

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.