As Wrexham AFC Women prepare for a first season in the Genero Adran Premier, ten players have signed semi-professional contracts.
Genero Adran North Player of the Season and Top Goalscorer Rosie Hughes has signed a two-year contract, as has former Wales U-17 international and Wrexham’s title-winning Adran U-19s North captain Lili Jones.
Rebecca Pritchard, who scored the winning goal in the promotion play-off against Briton Ferry Llansawel, joins Del Morgan – whose goalkeeping heroics that day were key to Wrexham’s victory – and Phoebe Davies in signing one-year deals.
Adran North Young Player of the Season, Amber Lightfoot, and Wrexham Players’ Player of the Season, Erin Lovett have also signed their first semi-pro contracts.
Katie Sharp – who headed in the stoppage-time goal away to Connah’s Quay Nomads that put Wrexham on the brink of the Genero Adran North title – has also signed on for the 2023/24 season.
Goalscorer at the Racecourse Ground on the final day of the season, in front of the FAW-record crowd of 9,511 supporters, TJ Dickens, is also signed up.
And Mari Gibbard, who signed from Llandudno in February to successfully bolster Wrexham’s promotion charge, completes the list.
Manager, Steve Dale, told wrexhamafc co.uk: “We are delighted to have our first players signed up to semi-professional contracts, after the role they played in our promotion last season.
“These players have proved their ability on the biggest stages we’ve played on, and we are delighted that they have signed up to become Wrexham AFC Women’s first semi-professional players.
“The preparation has already begun behind the scenes for our first season back in the top flight, and this is an important step as we look to finalise the squad for the challenges that lie ahead.”