West Ham United Women’s captain among six to leave

Five depart West Ham United Women
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Australia international goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold in one of six players leaving West Ham with their contracts expiring today.

The 30-year-old spent four seasons with the Hammers, making 90 appearances and captaining the team in the 2023-24 campaign.

Japan internationals Honoka Hayashi and Risa Shimizu have both played their final game for the club, chalking up 50 and 54 games respectively.

France defender Hawa Cissoko departs after 83 appearances, Abbey-Leigh Stringer finished on 50 matches for West Ham, while Denmark midfielder Emma Snerle played 39 times.

Manager Rehanne Skinner told whufc.com: “I would like to wholeheartedly thank the players that are departing the club at the end of their contracts.

“I have enjoyed working with all of them this year, particularly seeing their development both as footballers on the pitch but also as people off of it.

“Their contributions to West Ham United over recent years has been clear to see and I want to wish them all the very best in their future endeavours.”

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