News: Aston Villa Release Eight From Title Winning Squad

Following their promotion to the Women’s Super League Aston Villa have announced eight departures , Jade Richards, Kerri Welsh, Alice Hassall, Phoebe Warner, Mel Johnson, Charlotte Greengrass, Sophie Maierhofer and Daniela Kosinska will be departing at the end of their current contracts. Speaking to the club website Villa boss Gemma Davies said: “This season’s achievements wouldn’t have been possible without every single member of the squad pulling in the same direction and striving to be the best team in the FA Women’s Championship.

“We are saying goodbye to great players, but also great people, who have contributed hugely to the success the club has enjoyed on and off the pitch.

“Jade, Kerri, Alice and Phoebe have been at the club for several seasons and their dedication to Aston Villa cannot be overstated, while Mel, Charlotte, Sophie and Daniela have all made their own significant contributions during their time here.

“We wish them all the best in the future and thank them for their service in claret and blue.”

Johnson departs after a successful season at the club as she scored 13 goals making her top goal scorer while adding four assists.

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