Birmingham City’s teenage defender Gemma Lawley has signed her first professional terms with the club according to reports on the Blues’ official website.
The 18-year-old made the breakthrough at senior level last season, impressing Birmingham City enough to be offered senior terms by the club at the end of the campaign.
Lawley made five appearances for her club in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League last season as Birmingham City secured league survival while she also featured in the domestic cups.
Birmingham City announced the news of Lawley’s new professional deal this evening. After signing on the dotted line, the player said “It is something that I have worked so hard for over the years and it just makes up for the long journeys and drives that my parents have been doing up and down the country.
“I’m proud and just from the support of my family it’s been brilliant, so to get this now is kind of a dream come true.
“There is great history at the Club and it is a great opportunity for young players to break into the first team.”
Lawley is the fifth player to sign a deal with the Blues this summer. She joins 2020/2021 teammates Harriet Scott, Lily Simkin and Rebecca Holloway in dedicating her services to the club. Birmingham City have also signed forward Jade Pennock.