Lincoln Ladies have signed New Zealand international Hayley Bowden for the new FA Women's Super League campaign. The 29-year-old is the record cap-holder for the Football Ferns with 90 international appearances.

"Hayley is a top midfielder proven at all levels," chief executive Luke Negus-Hill told the club website.

"This signing is a clear statement of our intention and ambition in the coming years."

He added: "There is a belief amongst the group of players at this club that we can be right up there challenging for titles, and winning them in the not too distant future."