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KING SIGNS FIRST PRO DEAL

23 July 2021

Third Tractor Girl to sign professional terms

Town midfielder Eloise King has signed her first professional contract at Ipswich Town Football Club.

The 19-year-old becomes the third Tractor Girl to sign professional terms this summer after putting pen to paper on a one-year deal with an option of a further year.

​A product of Town's WSL Academy setup, Eloise made her senior debut against Southampton in August 2019 and has since gone on to become a key figure within the Tractor Girls' side. She scored her first senior goals for the club against Royston Town in October 2019 - the first game of Town's historic Women's FA Cup run. She played her part in a very successful first season at senior level, starting in all three East Anglian Derbies along with crucial games against AFC Wimbledon Billericay Town and Portsmouth. Eloise was also a second-half substitute in Town's huge clash against Manchester City, coming off the bench to do battle with the likes of Keira Walsh and Georgia Stanway in the middle of the park.

Lifelong Ipswich Town fan Eloise soon became a favourite amongst Town supporters as a result of her never-ending passion for representing her childhood club and even adopted a familiar post-match fist pump after Tractor Girls victories. Known to everyone as "EK", the Suffolk-born midfielder soon further endeared herself to the Blues faithful in March 2020 as her first senior hat-trick stole the headlines following the Tractor Girls' monumental 10-0 East Anglian Derby victory over rivals Norwich City.

Eloise was enjoying a fruitful start to the 2020/21 season, scoring goals against Cambridge United, Harlow Town and Norwich prior to the season being curtailed. In total, Town's number 10 has made 19 appearances for the Tractor Girls, scoring 13 goals.

Eloise is also recognised at international level, having represented her country at youth level from U15s until her most recent involvement at U19 level and was part of the group of Town players that set a record in 2020 for the most England youth international call ups from one single club.

" I'm delighted! Obviously it's my childhood club so it everything to me and I'm just glad it's done now," Eloise told iFollow Ipswich

" As a kid it was something I always dreamed about and playing football for this club is something I always had in my mind as something I wanna do."

Watch Eloise's interview in full on iFollow Ipswich shortly.


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