Agg joins the Addicks from Frankfurt
Report by David Brenchley
Page last updated at 8:07PM BST, Monday, 30 July 2018
The Charlton women’s team are delighted to announce the signing of striker Lily Agg from German side 1. FFC Frankfurt.
" I will always give 100%. Like a tackle, like a header and like to score goals, hopefully.”
Agg becomes the seventh player to join this summer, ahead of the women’s team’s campaign in the inaugural FA Women’s Championship.
And the forward is excited about the prospects for the women’s team, as they step up a level. Agg notes that there is little between the Championship and the rebranded FA Women’s National League, from which they have just been promoted.
“It’s a challenge, of course, but one that the club is more than ready for,” Agg said after signing. “I think it’s going to be a very exciting year.
“I had a few chats about how the club is and the set up and plans going forward. I think everyone’s really excited, the signings that have been made so far shows the intent of the club and where they want to be.
“I do think we’ve got a very strong team with the likes of Kit and Gemma – nothing but goals – and then Gurrsy who I played with at Brighton – really strong players all round.”
Apart from the chance to move back closer to family and friends, one contributing factor in Agg’s decision to join the Addicks was first team coach James Marrs, under whom she played at Brighton.
“I know James [Marrs] ever so well. He is the best coach I’ve had and I know that every training session with him is going to make me better,” she added. “On top of that, I’ve met the girls, who are a great group and have been really nice with me and made me feel really welcome.”
The striker had two separate spells with the Seagulls, graduating through their centre of excellence before taking in spells with Arsenal and Millwall Lionesses.
She returned to Brighton and helped them win the FA Women’s Premier League Championship Play Off, before moving to FA Women’s Super League 1 side Bristol City for the Spring Series in 2017.
Agg then made the switch to Germany, where she was part of the Frankfurt that finished sixth in the Frauen Bundesliga, behind the likes of Wolfsburg and Bayern Munich.
Describing herself as a player, Agg told us she was hard working. “I’ll leave nothing off the pitch and I will always give 100%. Like a tackle, like a header and like to score goals, hopefully.”