Sunday 8 January 2017

Mary Earps commits future to Royals!

England international Mary Earps has signed a contract extension until June 2018.

Goalkeeper Mary Earps has signed an 18-month contract extension which will see her play for Reading Women until at least June 2018.

Earps, 23, was named player of the year for the Royals for the 2016 season and has been included in Mark Sampson’s last three Lionesses squads.

Manager Kelly Chambers said “I am very pleased to keep Mary at the club. Mary is an extremely good goalkeeper who had a huge impact in her first season with us and that was noticed with her Player of the year award. Mary has fantastic ability, drive and passion and her ambition fits perfectly with the direction of the club”.

Mary Earps: “I’m delighted to have extended my contract with Reading Women FC. The club is ambitious and I like that; they want to push forward, move higher up the table and build an all-round strong, competitive footballing-side. It’s clear the style of play and type of team the club is striving for and I’m excited to be a part of that”.

When asked what convinced her to stay at the club, Earps responded: “I chose to stay at Reading because there is a fantastic opportunity to develop here. I really feel this is the best place for me to be at this stage in my career and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can achieve in the coming seasons”.

Reading goalkeeper coach Mike Pearce: “It’s positive news that Mary has decided to extend her contract with the club. She’s had a strong season and has continued to add new elements to her game. I’m looking forward to seeing her progress further in the upcoming season”.