Helen Ward – Wales Record Goalscorer Joins London Bees On Dual Forms
London Bees have this morning confirmed the signing of Welsh International striker and record goalscorer Helen Ward on a dual partnership agreement with National League side Watford Football Club Women. The move to the Hive will allow Helen Ward the chance to play some football, whilst the Hornets are currently unable to participate in matches due to non-elite sport status of the Women’s National League.
The move allows the striker to maintain her sharpness ahead of her return to her parent club and to ensure she has the best possible chance to be selected for the Wales National Team ahead of the up coming tournements. Helen Ward’s arrival at the Hive comes as a big boost to manager Lee Burch, the striker certainly knows where the back of the net is and will give the Bees extra firepower and experience at the top end of the pitch.
The striker has made several international appearances for her country and is one the most feared attackers in the Women’s National League, her know-how and ability will allow the Bees to push on as they enter a crucial stage of the FA Women’s Championship season. When the Women’s National League season restart then Ward would of course return to the Hornets, but in this down period where the striker want’s opportunities to continue building match sharpness the deal represents benefit to both the player and the two Clubs involved.
Speaking about the signing of Helen Ward, London Bees manager Lee Burch said, “Helen is a top professional and she has been there seen it and done it. She is fully committed to Watford Football Club, but with the pandemic it has given us an opportunity to bring her in on a deal that works for all parties. We haven’t scored enough goals this year and Helen will bring goals both on the pitch and the training ground.
“I’m really pleased she’s here with us at the Hive London and Helen is really excited about the opportunity to continue playing, obviously she is looking to force her way into the Welsh National side. We are really appreciative of Watford for their understanding of the situation and we’re excited to see her go and put on a Bees shirt, there is no doubt she will score some goals for us during the period she is here with us.”