Powys footballer Carrie Jones has signed for Bristol City on a permanent three-year contract from Manchester United.

The Welsh international forward from Mochdre, near Newtown, who celebrated her 20th birthday at the beginning of the week, spent last season on loan with Leicester City and featured heavily in their Barclays Women’s Super League campaign.

“I’m really happy to be here and I can’t wait to get started,” said Jones. “It’s exciting to be part of a team that’s been newly promoted so it’s a privilege to have signed."

Her career began with Cardiff City Ladies in 2019 and it was during this spell in the Welsh capital that she earned a senior debut for the national team, stepping off the bench in a 6-0 win over Faroe Islands. She has since made 20 appearances for her country, scoring twice.

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Jones joins Newtown-raised Bristol City head coach Lauren Jones who signed a new three-year deal last month after guiding the Robins back to the Barclays Women’s Super League and securing the FA Women’s Championship title.

“I’ve worked with Lauren previously when I was at Cardiff so having the chance to play for her again is a really exciting opportunity," said the former Ysgol Dafydd Llwyd, Newtown and Caereinion High School pupil.

"I’m really grateful to know the Head Coach already because when you walk into a new team and a new environment it’s very refreshing to have a friendly face.

“I’m very lucky to know a few of the girls too having played alongside Ffion [Morgan], Ella [Powell] and Liv [Clark] with Wales and they’ve been really lovely and welcomed me into the group.”

The Wales international graduated from the Manchester United Under-21 Women's Super League Academy, making 10 first-team appearances in all competitions. 

"Everyone at Manchester United wishes Carrie the best of luck in this next stage of her career," the Club said.

Bristol City will face Jones' former club Leicester City at home in Ashton Gate for their first Women's Super League match of the season on Sunday, October 1.