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Women's Super League: the ones to watch this year

HIGHLIGHT: Manchester City Women's Nikita Parris is one of the players to keep your eye on

The Voice of Sport's Anne-Marie Batson highlights six WSL players to look out for this season.


AMBITIOUS: Nikita Parris

Nikita Parris - Manchester City Women
The England forward has represented England from under-17s to senior level. The younger sister of Olympic boxer Natasha Jones, she launched her 'NP7' academy to offer greater opportunities for young women.


EXCEPTIONAL: Young Player of the Year Lauren Hemp

Lauren Hemp - Manchester City Women
The exceptional 17-year-old ex-Bristol City player – with her Young Player of the Year trophy above – was recruited this year to bolster her team's goal record. She scored four goals in three games at the Under-20 World Cup.


PRECOCIOUS: Midfielder Lauren James

Lauren James - Manchester United Women
The precocious teenage midfielder impressed when the newly formed Manchester United played Reading in their FA Continental Cup match. Joined from Arsenal and has six caps for England's under-17s.


DESTINED FOR GREATNESS: Vyan Sampson

Vyan Sampson - West Ham Ladies
West Ham Ladies signed the defender on a free transfer. The 21-year-old ended her long-term association with Arsenal when her contract expired in February. She's represented England at under-17 and under 19 level.


TALENTED: Ellie Brazil

Ellie Brazil - Brighton and Hove Albion
Manager Hope Powell signed Brazil for Brighton after the talented 19-year-old spent a year playing for Fiorentina Women in Serie A. The forward has represented England at under-15, under-17 and under-19 level.


ON THE RISE: Rosie Kmita

Rosie Kmita - West Ham Ladies
The midfielder captured the Hammers during their 2017/18 campaign. She signed her first professional contract with the team in the summer. Kmita's twin sister Mollie is Gillingham Ladies full back.

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