Newcastle United Women’s Football Club are pleased to welcome Lebanese International Myriam Neaimeh to the club.
Myriam moved to Europe in 2009 to do a 2-year Master’s in Environmental Sciences. She played football in Hungary while she was studying in Budapest. Myriam played in the Hungarian First Division Championship with 1.F.C Femina. The following year she moved to Manchester to further her studies and research and during that time she played for the University of Manchester Women football club.
Before moving to Europe Myriam played with several teams back home in the Lebanon and was team captain of Al-Ansar Women Football Club. In addition she also played for the Lebanese Women’s National Team.
Myriam started working as a researcher on electric vehicles at Newcastle University in November 2011. Myriam said, “I really like it here and I am pleased to join Newcastle United Women Football Club. The girls are talented and skilful and I am very happy to play with them and I hope I could be a good addition to the team”
Myriam has spent the last few week training with the squad while waiting for her International Clearance to come through. She has also joined her team mates on match days but unfortunately having to support them from the stand. But following confirmation of her international clearance and her league registration Myriam travelled to Derby with the NUWFC Reserves and took part in her first match with Newcastle Ladies.
NUWFC Chairman Phil Eadon said, “It’s a great pleasure to welcome Myriam to NUWFC. Her experience will be an asset to the club and she is already very much part of the squad.
Photo shows Myriam with NUWFC Committee Member Colin Lock and NUWFC Club Secretary Matty Campion