Manchester City defender Alanna Kennedy has signed a new two-year contract extension to stay with the club until 2025.
Australia international centre back Kennedy, 28, first joined City from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2021 and quickly settled into the club, making 29 appearances in all competitions and scoring one goal in the 6-0 win over Birmingham City last May.
Bad luck with injuries have restricted Kennedy to just seven appearances this term but have not prevented her from making important contributions on the pitch for the club.
She has lifted the Continental Tyres League Cup and reached the Vitality Women’s FA Cup final in her inaugural season.
Kennedy said: “I’m really happy to be staying here at City – I’ve loved my time here so far.
“I feel like I still have a lot more to give on a personal level and for the team, so I’m looking forward to continuing our success here.
“I feel as though I have unfinished business here at City.
“I’ve worked hard to get myself into a position where I’ve learned the style, and I have a great relationship with all the girls and staff.
“I feel as though I’ve got so much more to learn as a player though, and this is an environment where I can do that and get better every day, surrounded by the best players.”
Head Coach Gareth Taylor added: “We’re really pleased to have Alanna extend her contract with us here at City.
“She’s had some challenging periods to overcome in her first couple of seasons here, but she’s a player who has a lot to offer to our squad with her ability and experience.
“We’re really looking forward to working with her over the coming years as we go in search of success as a team.”