Brooke Chaplen: Sunderland sign ex-Everton player for WSL opener
Sunderland Ladies have signed utility player Brooke Chaplen ahead of the new Women's Super League One season.
Chaplen, 25, spent the past six seasons with Everton and is a former England Under-23 international.
"I am excited to have signed for Sunderland and I am looking forward to the opportunity of training full-time," she told the club website.
"The facilities at the Academy of Light are fantastic. I am looking forward to what should be an exciting season."
Newly-promoted Sunderland, who won the second-tier title in 2014, make their WSL 1 debut at reigning-champions Liverpool on Wednesday.
"We are delighted to have signed Brooke," head coach Carlton Fairweather added. "She is a talented player who has played at the highest level for several seasons.
"She is a valuable addition to the squad and I am looking forward to seeing her impact on the team."