London City Lionesses midfielder Sonia O’Neill has confirmed the wonderful news that she is pregnant.
The Venezuela international recently made the announcement on social media, confirming that she will not play for the rest of the season as she prepares for the arrival of her first child.
"I’m excited to become a mom and thankful for the support everyone at the Club has shown me – it’s nice to see your coaches and teammates excited and happy for you as they’ve made my pregnancy a happy and enjoyable one,” O’Neill said in an interview with londoncitylionesses.com.
“From my new nicknames and being cheered on in training, to asking about my appointments, wanting to see photos from my scan, and always checking in on me, it was nice to feel supported by everyone. I’m also grateful that I was able to continue training around the team, even when I was not directly on the pitch with them.
“With London City being a women’s-only club and our president being a woman, the environment was very compassionate and understanding of my situation. I can’t wait to have my little one put on the jersey.
“I hope for more wins and success in the second half of the season, while I support the girls from the side. I want to thank everyone for their support: staff, players, and fans. I hope to be back on the pitch soon, with an extra little London City fan in the stands.”
Everyone at the Club would like to congratulate Sonia and her partner on their fantastic and exciting news.