Leyton Orient FC Women FC can announce the signing of two new players: Meet Zainab El-Mouden and Grace Alexander.
“My 10-year-old self would be so proud of where I am today.”
Zainab El-Mouden, 18, is a versatile and positive player. Her enthusiasm and positivity light up the dressing room and uplifts the team.
Zainab has been playing since a young age and has progressed from our U18s. She can play either midfield or anywhere across the backline and is an excellent addition to the squad.
“It is an absolute honour to play for Leyton Orient first team, they create such an inclusive environment where all players can excel within the game. Being a Muslim woman playing football I have often felt isolated, as I was always the only person on the pitch wearing a hijab, but I have found comfort and camaraderie within this team”
“I know that my 10-year-old self would be so proud of where I am today.”
“Since I was a young girl football has always meant so much to me”
Grace Alexander, 18, is a professional, driven and competitive player. She has progressed from our U18s where she was team captain. She is a versatile player, who can play anywhere across the back four or as a defensive midfielder.
Grace has a unique attachment to the club, as granddaughter of Frank Clarke, who lead us to promotion in 1989. While she tends to play this down, her dedication and love for the club is undeniable.
Grace has been playing since a young age, and has shown great ability and progress, especially during her two-year journey playing for the U18s team at Orient.
“It’s an honour to be able to play for one of the teams where [my grandfather is] considered as a significant figure in the club’s history.”
“I feel incredibly proud to be able to continue my two-year journey with the club.”
To view the rest of the Leyton Orient women’s squad, click here.