Manchester City winger Lauren Hemp has signed a new contract extension to stay at the City Football Academy.
Hemp, 21, will now stay at the club until the end of the 2023/24 season having joined the club in the summer of 2018 from Bristol City.
The Norwich-born winger has enhanced her reputation since joining City and picked up a host of awards along with England caps in the last three years.
She made her Lionesses debut two years ago after impressing in the youth ranks and scored her first goals for the national team in November after being named in the Team GB women’s football team at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
She previously won the PFA Women’s Young Player of the Year award in 2017/18, 2019/20, and 2020/21 and was also named the Women’s Rising Star at the recent North West Football Awards.
Domestically, Hemp has scored 28 goals in 81 appearances in all competitions so far including a goal in the FA Cup Final over West Ham in May 2019.
She has only missed one game so far this season – a sign of just how much City boss Gareth Taylor relies on her input.
Hemp said: “I’m delighted to have signed a contract extension here at City.
“It’s a club where we’re constantly competing for trophies and success – I’ve already enjoyed some amazing moments here since joining three-and-a-half years ago, and I know that there is much more to come from this team.
“I’m surrounded by some of the best players and coaching staff in the world, and having them around me will only help to develop me even further over the coming years.”
Gareth Taylor, Manchester City Women Head Coach, added: “We’re absolutely thrilled that Lauren has committed herself to this club for another two years.
“She is one of the game’s brightest young talents, is an absolute pleasure to work with and has a very exciting future ahead of her.
“We’re only just scratching the surface with her at 21 years old and that’s an incredible thought given what she has achieved so far in her short career, but she’s also still learning from everyone here at City.
“We can’t wait to see what the next couple of years hold for us as a team and her as a player.”