Quintet to leave Brighton Women

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Victoria Williams, Kayleigh Green, Megan Connolly, Megan Walsh and Danielle Carter will depart Brighton when their contracts expire at the end of June.

Head coach Melissa Phillips said: “On behalf of everyone at the club, I would like to thank all five girls for their fantastic contributions during their time with Brighton & Hove Albion.

“I have only known them a short while, but they are all brilliant professionals with a wonderful work ethic. They have been a credit to themselves and the club as they have made a lasting impact on the foundation of Brighton Women’s Football.

“We look forward to supporting them through this transition. I know they will be hugely successful and their futures and we wish them all the best for the next challenges in their respective careers.”

The quintet has made more than 400 league and cup appearances for the club, with Williams and Green playing an integral role in establishing Albion in the WSL and appearing more than a hundred times for Albion.

Williams joined from Sunderland in 2018 and was named club captain under former head coach Hope Powell and her successor Amy Merricks. This season her form earned her selection for the Jamaica national team.

Victoria has made 104 appearances in all competitions for Albion and was named Community Champion by the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) this season.

Welsh international Kayleigh joined from Yeovil Town in 2018 and has made 110 appearances in league and cup, more than any other player in the team’s WSL history. She has been a Welsh international since 2012.

Megan Walsh joined the club in 2019 and established herself as first-choice keeper and has played 76 times for Albion; while Megan Connolly came to the club from American college football in 2019 and has captained the team this season, making 79 appearances for Albion.

Goalkeeper Megan Walsh joined Megan Connolly as a full international for the Republic of Ireland during her time with Albion; while Danielle Carter, who joined in 2021 from Reading, has scored some vital goals during two seasons with Brighton.

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