Angharad James to join North Carolina Courage from Reading

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Wales international Angharad James is set to leave Reading and join North Carolina Courage in the coming months.

The midfielder joined the Royals in July 2019 from former team Everton. James has made 29 appearances for the Women’s Super League side.

During that time, she has registered two goals in 19 appearances as well as captaining the side on numerous occasions. She is a well-recognised Wales international, boasting 83 senior caps since making her debut at just 17.

James is expected to join the Courage when the WSL season draws to a close. Reading’s final game of the 2020/21 season will be against Chelsea.

The NWSL season kicks off just days after the English league closes.

Angharad James signs for North Carolina Courage | Copyright: Kunjan Malde

The move to North Carolina will see James join the likes of Debinha, Lindsay Agnew and Meredith Speck at her new team. Courage are two-time NWSL title winners after they bagged the double across 2018 and 2019. They also won the NWSL Shield three years in a row and boast an International Champions Cup title as well.

James will have a huge chance test herself in new surroundings as well as against top players when she moves across the pond. Switching countries and environments could also make her claim for a Team GB spot that much stronger.

With the Olympics just around the corner, it’s imperative that Britain’s finest athletes are recognised. James will be vying for her chance to feature alongside the country’s best.

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