Chelsea FC Women have signed Academy goalkeeper Emily Orman

The 18-year-old goalkeeper has signed with the Club until summer 2023 with the option to extend by a further year.

Emily Orman joined Chelsea Academy at the age of 16 and although yet to make her senior debut, she has already had the opportunity to train extensively with the first team under Emma Hayes. The No.32 has also represented England at national performance camps from the age of 14 years old, competing at every international age grade through to the Under-19s. The up-and-coming goalkeeper also played in the UEFA Under-17s Euros tournament.

On signing for Chelsea, Orman said: ‘It’s a genuine dream come true and it’s an honour to sign my first professional contract at this club.

‘It’s something that me, my family and coaches around me have been working to achieve since I was about six years old. It’s an indescribable feeling but really, the hard work starts now.’

Chelsea FC Women general manager Paul Green commented on Orman’s signing: ‘Emily is a good, young goalkeeper who has come straight out of the Academy and into the first team. She continues to develop well in training and has gained a lot of experience training alongside the squad day in day out this past season.

‘We’re glad to see Emily sign her first professional contract and we’re looking forward to seeing how she continues to advance, and in the short term, it will be important for her to go on loan to gain important match minutes to build her experience up.’