From Wigan to Lewes - via Manchester United and Texas

Winger Lucy Ashworth-Clifford is Lewes Women’s latest recruit.

Wednesday, 27th January 2021, 5:56 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th January 2021, 7:13 pm
Lucy Ashworth-Clifford is a Rook / Picture: Lewes FC

Ashworth-Clifford recently moved back to England after studying and playing football at Lamar University in Texas in the United States of America.

Before heading off to the USA, Ashworth-Clifford played football in the north-west of England.

She started her career at Wigan Athletic before being scouted by Manchester United.

In 2016, Ashworth-Clifford made it to the final of the FA Girl’s Youth Cup with Manchester United and was part of the starting line-up, but unfortunately lost against Arsenal.

The new Lewes winger then went on trials at Everton and Manchester City and decided to join City.

She spent one season there before heading to the USA.

The Rooks’ latest signing jetted off to the USA to combine studying at Lamar University with playing football. Lamar University’s team play in Division 1 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the highest level of college athletics in the USA.

In the 2017 season, Ashworth-Clifford scored four goals and assisted eight. In her first collegiate game she scored on her debut in a 6-0 win.

The following season she scored six times and recording six in 20 games.

Ashworth-Clifford helped her uni side win their conference and conference tournament twice and won numerous awards.

- MARCUS LEE