Defender Rachel Rowe has reached a huge milestone for the Royals, as she celebrates her 100th appearance for Reading FC Women.
Rowe signed for Kelly Chambers’ side in February of 2015, when the Royals were in the WSL2 – now known as the Women’s Championship – on a semi-professional contract. Rowe showed colossal commitment as she commuted from Swansea to train with the team; a huge 300-mile round trip while maintaining a job in her native Wales.
However, things were to change for the better, as Rowe was part of the Royals team that won the WSL2 in 2015, gaining promotion to the FA Barclays Women’s Super League, where Rowe signed her first professional contract.
Rowe has been a regular part of Kelly Chambers’ team since, as well as a regular in the Welsh national side.
Manager Chambers, who signed Rowe from Swansea City over five years ago, said “It’s moments like this that make me extremely proud, and I know Rachel will be too.
“There’s not many matches in the women’s game each season, so to reach one-hundred with a club is a massive achievement. Rachel gave up everything back in 2015 to follow her dreams, and to work with Rach and watch her blossom into the player and person she has makes me extremely proud of her.”
Rowe’s one-hundredth appearance came during Reading’s 1-1 draw against Tottenham a few weeks ago, and she continues to be a mainstay of the matchday side.
Reading FC Women would like to congratulate Rachel on her achievement and thank her for her continued hard work and dedication to the club.