Tuesday 5 March 2019

Niamh Charles agrees new Liverpool FC Women contract

Academy graduate thrilled to stay with Reds

Niamh Charles has committed her future to Liverpool FC Women after agreeing terms on a contract extension.

The 19-year-old forward, a graduate of the club’s Academy and Centre of Excellence, made her debut in 2016 and has gone on to make 38 appearances for the Reds, scoring three goals.

Charles was part of the England squad which secured bronze medals at the U20 World Cup last summer having previously taken part in the U17 World Cup in 2016.

Her impressive form also saw her voted the Rising Star at the North West Football Awards.

Wirral-born, Charles spoke of her delight at continuing her career with manager Vicky Jepson’s squad.

Charles said: “I’ve grown up here, I love this club and I support this club, so I’m delighted to sign again. Growing up this was my dream and I’m really proud to have come through the Academy.

“Vicky has been here with me right the way through so it’s really nice that’s it’s culminated with us both being here with the first team.”

Her manager was equally thrilled.

Jepson said: “I’m absolutely delighted that Niamh’s signed for us again. For me it’s fantastic to see her come through our youth section and I still remember the day we signed her at the trials.

“To see what she’s achieved in going to two World Cups, she’s an absolute credit to the club.

“I’m really excited to see what she’ll achieve going forward as she’s got so much potential.”