Australian international goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold has committed to another two seasons with West Ham United Women.
The 28-year-old has so far made 42 appearances for the Irons, since signing in the summer of 2020, helping them to their highest ever points total in the WSL.
Arnold told whufc.com: “We’ve been improving each season and I’m excited to see us continue our progression up the table – a top 4-5 finish is something that I know we’re more than capable of.
“In the time Konch [Paul Konchesky] has been with us, I’ve learnt a lot from him – both on and off the field – and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can do as a team with him as our manager. I believe he can take us to the next step of where we need to be.”
General Manager, Aidan Boxall said: “Mackenzie has demonstrated on several occasions that she is one of the best goalkeepers in the league and has been a great asset to the club since she joined in 2020. Her performance away at Man City last season is a perfect example of this.
“Mackenzie is a key member of our squad and will be pivotal to our plans as we look ahead to the upcoming WSL season. She also has international aims of becoming the outright no.1 for Australia, and we will do everything we can to support her ambition.”
New home kit unveiled
Meanwhile, West Ham Women’s team members took part in the unveiling of the club’s new Umbro 2022/23 home shirts, taking inspiration from the iconic design worn by Billy Bonds’ promotion-winning team of 30 years ago.
Featuring the club’s traditional colours, the new shirt’s claret body is complemented by a scratched graffiti blue and white sleeve detail.