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One of the star players of local women’s football has joined Scottish Premier League club Rangers.
Glentoran midfielder Demi Vance moves to Glasgow on an 18-month professional contract.
The 28-year-old Northern Ireland international was recently named Danske Women’s Premiership player of the year.
On the move, from the Glens to Glasgow ...@Glentoran @GlentoranWomen and @NorthernIreland midfield star @demi_ni joins @RangersWFC on an 18-month contract.— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) December 17, 2019
Demi is @OfficialNIFL #DanskeWomensPrem player of the year. Congrats, well deserved 👏
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Vance was a key member of the Glens team that won a cup treble during the summer.
She has 60 caps for her country.
📽️ TRAILER: @RangersTV subscribers can now watch an exclusive interview with new signing Demi Vance.— Rangers Women (@RangersWFC) December 17, 2019
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Speaking about the move, Demi said: "I'm very happy to sign my first professional contract with Rangers. It's a club I have followed my whole life and to sign for them is a dream. I can't wait to get started.
"I hope this opportunity means I can grow as a player and it can only be a good thing for myself and the international team.
"We have more players playing full time and that's a good thing for the squad as it helps us to push on and one day achieve our goal which is to reach a major tournament."
She recently returned to the Northern Ireland international set-up after a spell in Australia and will move to Scotland in January when Rangers start their pre-season.
The popular player has been receiving good luck messages from teammates and opponents alike.
A big weekend of Danske Bank Premiership action kicks off on Friday night with Ballymena hosting Glenavon (7.45pm).
The Saturday fixtures are:
Carrick Rangers vs Glentoran
Cliftonville vs Coleraine
Dungannon Swifts vs Institute
Linfield vs Crusaders
Warrenpoint Town vs Larne
Windsor Park’s been confirmed as the venue for the Toals @CoAntrimFA Shield final next month.— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) December 20, 2019
The game between @cliftonvillefc and @BallymenaUnited will be played at the national stadium on Tuesday January 21st. pic.twitter.com/u7gQWqePUJ