26-year-old England midfielder, Jade Moore, has today put pen to paper on a contract extension with Reading FC Women.
Moore, who had originally signed with Reading for the Spring Series earlier this year, has opted to extend her stay with Kelly Chambers' side.
Speaking on her motivations to stay at the club Moore said, “My Spring Series experience was a massive pull. One of the big things for me is enjoying my football and liking the environment that I’m in, and that’s one of the main reasons for deciding to stay here”.
"I’d like to say I’m getting to that point in my career where I know what my body needs, know how to physically look after myself, so hopefully with that knowledge it should have an impact on the pitch," she continued.
"Enjoying football is a big thing for me and as long as I can continue to grow and develop and enjoy my football I think that will show in my performances and hopefully I can reach my prime. I think there’s many years to come of developing and seeing where my potential can take me."
Manager Kelly Chambers said, “Jade is massively important from my point of view as manager. In the Spring Series she came in as I wanted to make sure that we had strength in depth in our squad and she definitely brought us that.
"She gave us a different dimension to our midfield which I think we needed and valuable experience too. Going into the coming season I’m really excited to work with her, and to push this club in the right direction with her as part of it."
Jade was recently shortlisted for the Vauxhall England Women’s 2017 Player of the Year award for her contributions in the European Championships!
The nominees for the Vauxhall England Women’s Player of the Year were revealed last Thursday by the Football Association… Manchester City’s Lucy Bronze and Arsenal duo Jordan Nobbs and Jodie Taylor complete the quartet of shortlisted players.
The 26-year old played every minute of England’s opening two games of the tournament this summer (a 6-0 win against Scotland and a 2-0 victory over Spain), before being rested for the final group game ainst Portugal.
The Royals midfielder returned to the starting line-up to help England make history, beating France for the first time in 43 years in an incredibly tense quarter-final in Deventer. The Sheffield born midfielder also started the semi-final of the Championships, where hosts Holland knocked out the Lionesses.
The awards are to be held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Friday 8th September and will celebrate the best of international and domestic women’s football. They will recognise the achievements of clubs competing in The FA Women’s Super League (FA WSL) and FA Women’s Premier League (FA WPL), along with grassroots football through the presentation of the Best Participation and Unsung Hero Awards.
Supporters can vote for their Player of the Year now, with the winner announced at The FA Women’s Football Awards on Friday 8th September. Voting closes on Wednesday 23rd August… so don’t delay! Head to The FA’s website to vote for Jade by clicking here.