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ASU Soccer: Sun Devil alum Jemma Purfield signs two-year deal with Bristol City WFC

Sun Devil pro footballer

Photo Courtesy: Kylee Meter

Former Arizona State forward/defender Jemma Purfield has signed a two-year contract with the Bristol City Women’s Football Club in southwest England.

A team nicknamed “The Robins’ that competes in the highest tier of the FA Women’s Super League, Purfield joins the club after spending the past season with Liverpool, where she appeared in eight matches.

Purfield transferred to Arizona State from South Alabama after two seasons in college, and she joined the Sun Devils during the 2017 season, following coach Graham Winkworth (who previously coached at USA) from Mobile to Tempe.

In her two years at ASU, Purfield registered eight goals, including her 2017 campaign when she led the team in goals, points, and shots on goal.

She made 35 appearances over two years, and the Cottingham, England native went back across the pond after concluding her senior season to play professionally.

The 23-year-old previously played for the England U17 and 19 national teams in her home country, as well as playing stints with Durham and Doncaster from 2013-15 before heading to the states to play in college.

Now the Sun Devil alum will get her opportunity to play at the highest level of women’s soccer in England.