Charlton Athletic Football Club Women
Women sign Canadian Lukasewich
Women sign Canadian Lukasewich
Report by David Brenchley
Page last updated at 12:42AM UTC, Tuesday, 30 January 2018
The Charlton womens team are delighted to announce the signing of wide player Olivia Lukasewich.
Quote by: Olivia Lukasewich I feel like the team is really professional in their attitude and mindset that was really intruguing for me because its been a while since Ive been on a team that feels, looks and acts this professional. Quote by: Olivia Lukasewich
Olivia Lukasewich
The versatile Canadian last played for Vaughan Soccer Club in her native Ontario, having previously played for Scottish Women’s Premier League side Spartans.

The 27-year-old is one of three players to join Charlton in the last few days following on from Elle Nelson and Kerry Walklett as head coach Riteesh Mishra continues to strengthen his squad.

And Lukasewich says she intends to give the gaffer a selection headache as soon as the opportunity arises. “I don’t expect to be starting straight away,” she said. “I don’t mind coming off the bench but I don’t want to be resting on the bench – that’s not why I came here.

“So I expect to be a piece of the puzzle and he said that right now they do have a role they need to fill and hopefully I can do that.

On joining, she said she was hugely impressed with the facilities available to the squad at Sparrows Lane, as well as the professionalism of the side.

“The facilities here are fantastic,” she added. “I feel like the team is really professional in their attitude and mindset – that was really intruguing for me because it’s been a while since I’ve been on a team that feels, looks and acts this professional.”

A right back by trade who is comfortable playing on the opposite side of the pitch, at centre half or further forward, Lukasewich describes herself as “fit and very hungry” with “a lot of endurance”.

On settling in, having trained with the squad for the last couple of weeks, she continued: “It’s always hard to come to somewhere new and feel immediately like you’re a part of it but the more I come to training and when I finally get the opportunity to play a game then I’m going feel like a piece of the puzzle and that’s important.”

Lukasewich began her career playing for local side Markham before moving south of the border to the United States to study at and play for Division I college side Louisiana Tech.

Recent Results
First Team
Date Opposition Score
18 Feb 2018 Cardiff City (Women's FA Cup Rnd 5) 3 - 1
11 Feb 2018 Lewes (FAWPL Cup QF) 1 - 2
04 Feb 2018 Blackburn Rovers (SSE Womens FA Cup Rnd 4) 3 - 2
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No results are available
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