Charlton Athletic Women squad update

Women's squad update

Charlton Athletic can confirm that the club remain in discussion with a number of women’s first-team players regarding contract offers. 

The club can also confirm that Alex Hennessy, Corinne Henson, Emma Follis and Lauren Bruton will all leave the Addicks following the expiration of their contracts.

Hennessy joined Charlton from West Ham United in January 2023 and scored the all-important winner in a 1-0 triumph over Coventry United at The Oakwood in February. 

Henson came to the Addicks in the summer of 2022, putting pen-to-paper on her first professional deal. The 19-year-old’s strike against London City Lionesses was nominated for the August Goal of the Month award. 

Follis and Bruton were both members of the first fully professional Charlton Women's outfit, joining the club in the summer of 2021. Follis scored seven goals during her time with the Addicks, while Bruton wore the captain's armband in her first campaign with the club. 

Bruton confirmed her retirement after a 14-year professional career in May.

Head Coach Karen Hills said: “I would like to offer my deepest thanks to Alex, Corinne, Emma and Lauren for all their efforts on and off the pitch and their contribution to Charlton Athletic.

“Alex and Corinne are both young, exciting footballers who I am sure will flourish wherever they go next.

“Emma has been involved in the Women’s Super League and Championship for numerous years and she imposed her wealth of knowledge and experience whilst at the club.

“Lauren’s time at Charlton has been challenging for her due to ongoing injury issues. However, she’s always been focused on helping me grow this project at Charlton. I have no doubt Lauren will reflect on her playing career and can be very proud of what she has achieved and learned about herself. I wish her well as a player but also as a friend."

The club wishes every player who is departing the best of luck for the future and thanks them for their efforts during their time at Charlton.

Further updates on contractual agreements will be announced once confirmed.

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