Kerys Harrop Leaves Birmingham City After 20 Years With The Club

Kerys Harrop is set to leave Birmingham City after twenty years at the club.

Harrop came up through the ranks of the Club’s RTC and Academy before making her First Team debut when she was 15 years old against Arsenal. She has been an ever-present since the Women’s Super League inception in 2011 and finished runner up with the Club in 2011 and 2012.

Harrop started the 2012 FA Cup final victory over Chelsea and captained the side for the 2017 FA Cup final at Wembley.

She managed Blues’ Sister Club programme which partners with 27 grassroots clubs and schools from across the Midlands.

The programme gives local clubs access to coaching sessions, player visits and tickets to Blues’ games throughout the season.

The defender has also been involved with the England National Team at Under 19 and Under 23 level and was part of the Under 19 squad who won the European Championships in Belarus in 2009. She was also a member of the Great Britain team who won a Gold medal in Kazan in the 2013 World University Games.

Speaking on her departure she said “Absolutely overwhelmed with all of the messages and kind words I have received. Making me emotional all over again! I have read them all but don’t think I can physically reply to every single one thank you everyone”.

A Birmingham City statement read “Everyone at Blues would like to thank Kerys for her exceptional professionalism and commitment to the Club”.

“We would like to wish Kerys all the very best for the future”.