Rebecca Holloway pens new deal at Birmingham City

Birmingham City's Rebecca Holloway warms up.
Birmingham City's Rebecca Holloway warms up before the FA Women's Super League match against Tottenham at Sportnation.bet Stadium in Solihull on 9 March 2021. (Photo by IMAGO / Sports Press Photo)

Northern Ireland international Rebecca Holloway has signed a new contract at Women’s Super League side Birmingham City.

Holloway helped Kenny Shiels’ side qualify for Euro 2022 and has been somewhat of a revelation in the side with Demi Vance being out due to an ACL injury.

She played in both legs of the playoff against Ukraine and won four caps in total after making her debut against England. Most recently, she played in the their fixture against Scotland in June.

Holloway signed for the Blues in 2019 after signing from Nashville Rhythm of the Women’s Premier Soccer League. Prior to that, she made her mark at Cumberland Phoenix during her university studies.

Last season, the 25-year-old played 21 games for the club in the Women’s Super League. They finished in 11th place and survived relegation, with Bristol City relegated to the Championship.

The best is yet to come

On extending her deal she told the club’s website, “I’m pleased to have committed to a new deal with Blues. They gave me an opportunity to play in the top flight and achieve my dream of playing professional football and I’m ready to continue that journey with the club.

“Playing here has opened up the chance for me to represent my country and potentially take me to my first major tournament next summer.

“Working with Scott [Booth] is going to be a new and exciting challenge for all the players. Now it’s time to show him what I am capable of and ensure I am fully prepared for the upcoming season. I have so much more to offer that I feel no one has seen yet and I’m excited to potentially show that this season. I can’t wait to see the fans again.”

Birmingham City Women will find out their Women’s Super League fixture list on Friday, July 23. Meanwhile, Holloway will also have one eye on Northern Ireland’s World Cup qualification campaign that starts against Luxembourg in September.

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