London City Lionesses are delighted to announce the signing of Rianna Jarrett for the upcoming 2021/22 season.
Jarrett joins the Lionesses from WSL side, Brighton & Hove Albion, where she made 16 appearances scoring two goals. The 26-year-old joins the Pride following a wealth of experience playing in Ireland, the United States, and the U.K.
Between 2011 and 2020, Jarrett played for Wexford Youths – competing in the Irish Women’s National League where she tallied a total of 71 goals. In 2018, she scored 27 goals for the Youths leading the team to win the treble. The following year, she was the WNL top league goal scorer and earned WNL Player of the Season in 2018 and 2019 .
In 2014, Jarrett went over to the United States to play for University of Tennessee at Martin. Despite a short time in the states, she made an immediate impact and created a legacy where she netted 17 goals setting a new school record. Jarrett also won Ohio Valley Conference Offensive player of the season.
The centre forward is also a member of the Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team. She has featured for the U-17 and U-19 teams making 16 appearances and scoring one goal. Jarrett competed in the U17 UEFA Women’s Championships in 2010 making it to the finals and was a quarter-finalists in the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup.
In addition to bringing talent to the football pitch as a player, Jarrett plans to also share her knowledge to the next generation. She has begun working on her coaching badges and currently holds her UEFA B coaching license.
Speaking about the signing of Jarrett to the Pride, Head Coach Melissa Phillips said, “Rianna is a proven striker with strength that makes her an absolute handful on the ball. Her experiences both internationally and in the WSL add value to the squad and help us achieve our goals for the season ahead.”
Our newest signing shared her thoughts on joining London City Lionesses and said, “[I'm] really excited to get going with LCL, a club which is professional and moving in the right direction.
I got a great feeling from talking to Melissa and her staff, and all the players have been welcoming. [I'm] looking forward to challenging myself in the league, and being pushed in the right direction!"