Simran Jhamat set to become first British South Asian player to sign for Bristol City FC

England youth international Simran Jhamat is set to join Bristol City Women.

Simran Jhamat will join Bristol City Women as the first British South Asian player in the club’s history.

After spending the last season at Lewes FC, following seasons at Coventry United, and Leicester Women, the winger is poised to make the switch as a free agent – and become the club’s third summer signing.

After being spotted playing junior football for her local club Sporting Khalsa, the 20-year-old was picked up by Aston Villa’s Girls’ Centre of Excellence where she spent seven seasons before joining Liverpool in 2017. Former Liverpool manager Vicky Jepson gave Jhamat her top-flight debut in January 2019.

In a recent interview with Sky Sports News, Jepson said: “Simran was a pleasure to work with. I worked with her in the U21s at Liverpool and also with the England U21s, so I got to see her club and an international environment as a youth player. She was great to work with as a young player who had a growth mindset and wanted to be better.”

The Punjabi girl has earned international recognition throughout different age groups of the England youth program and became England’s first Punjabi player to score competitively for England’s U17s when she scored in a 6-0 Euro qualifying win against Slovakia.

Ava Kuyken, a former England junior team-mate of Jhamat, joined Bristol City Women last week, along with Chloe O’Connor, as the FA Women’s Championship club geared up for the new season.

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