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Roche signs for Black Cats

Puskas Award runner-up and Ireland international Stephanie Roche has joined Sunderland AFC ladies team.

Roche will feature in English football's top-tier, the Football Association Women's Super League 1, with the Black Cats.

"It's great to be at Sunderland ladies and I can't wait to get started," she said.

"I know there is a high standard in WSL 1 and it's something I'm looking forward to being a part of. The team have done really well this season and hopefully I can play my part too."