Kerys Harrop set to leave the Club

Birmingham City Women captain Kerys Harrop has turned down the option of extending her contract in favour of a new challenge.

The defender, who has enjoyed 20 years at the Club, joined Blues when she was 9 years old.

Harrop rose through the ranks of the Club’s RTC and Academy before making her First Team debut when she was 15 years old against Arsenal.

She has been an ever-present since the Women’s Super League inception in 2011 and finished runner up with the Club in 2011 and 2012.  

The runner up finish in 2012 ensured Blues qualified for the Champions League in 2013 where they reached the semi-finals.

Harrop started the 2012 FA Cup final victory and captained the side for the 2017 FA Cup final at Wembley.

Alongside her full-time playing career, Harrop was a role model off the pitch to over 1000 aspiring footballers.

She managed Blues’ Sister Club programme which partners with 27 grassroots clubs and schools from across the Midlands.  

The programme gives local clubs access to coaching sessions, player visits and tickets to Blues’ games throughout the season.  

Everyone at Blues would like to thank Kerys for her exceptional professionalism and commitment to the Club.

We would like to wish Kerys all the very best for the future.

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