Charlton Athletic are delighted to announce the signing of attacking midfielder Freya Godfrey on a season-long loan from Arsenal.
The 18-year-old signed her first professional contract with the Women’s Super League (WSL) side earlier this month and now joins the Addicks ahead of the 2023/24 season.
Born in Essex, Godfrey joined the Essex FA’s Regional Talent Club at young age before becoming part of Arsenal’s academy setup. She impressed at youth level, scoring 13 times in 18 appearances in the WSL Academy League.
Godfrey enjoyed a spell at Ipswich Town in the FAWNL Southern Premier Division last season while remaining with the Gunners under dual-registration. She put together a string of quality performances, including scoring the winner on the last day of the season against Oxford United on the 7th of May.
The attacking midfielder made her WSL debut four days later, appearing in Arsenal’s 4-0 win over Brighton.
Godfrey is also an experienced youth international, having represented the Lionesses from U14 level all the way through to the U19s.
“I’m buzzing, I can’t wait to get started,” said Godfrey in her first interview as a Charlton player.
“I’ve seen the way that [the team has] been developing throughout the years, getting better and better, and it’s just something I wanted to be a part of."
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