First Signing from Writtle College Programme to the Women's Team

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We are pleased to announce we have just signed our first player from the Writtle College programme as 16 year-old Jessica Musk joins Leyton Orient FC Womens.

“Playing for orient is an amazing experience”

Jess Musk, 16, is our youngest signing yet. She is a hardworking and confident striker with lots of drive and energy. Jess was a standout player in her first appearance for the O’s, after being put on at half time, she scored a hat trick.

“From playing with unorganised coaching to coming to Orient – with great coaching and players is a surreal feeling.”

Jess has been playing since the age of eight, and is our first signing from our Writtle College programme. She is from Chelmsford, Essex and has played for multiple teams including Chelmsford City and Billericay Town.

“Playing for orient is an amazing experience”

After performing so well in her debut match, it’s difficult to believe Jess didn’t always play up front: “I was a defender and then 2 years ago I went to a new team – Essex Minors Hornchurch – where I was made striker, and ever since then I’ve been a striker.”

Jess joined the Writtle College programme after a friend had mentioned it to her; and given her love for football, and that she already believed sixth-form wouldn’t have been the right fit for her, she gave it a go: “I was like – its football, and I don’t want to go to sixth form, so I’ll go to college.”

“As a club we want to provide not only playing opportunities for females, but educational ones too, and partnering with Writtle College is allowing us to do both. We hope that Jess is the first of many players to come from the college programme into the Women’s team.” – Olivia Worsfold, Female Development Officer.

If you are interested in the Writtle College programme they are holding an open day on the 16th October. For more info click here

Additionally, there is an open training session for potential new students on 26th October. For more information and sign-up click here