Holly Morgan

Holly Morgan Retires From Football

Defender Holly Morgan has announced her retirement from football after 17 years of playing for LCFC Women.
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- LCFC Women defender calls time on playing career
- The 28-year-old joined Leicester at the age of 11
- She will now take up a coaching position at Club

The 28-year-old joined City at the age of 11 and moved through the age groups to become a stalwart in the centre of defence, as well as Club Captain.

During Morgan’s time at the Club, they’ve earned promotion from the fourth tier, been awarded a licence to play in the FA Women’s Championship and secured promotion to the Barclays FA Women’s Super League – the highest tier of women’s football.

Speaking to LCFC TV, Morgan said: “For the past two years it’s been something I’ve been thinking about and during that time I’ve been happy with the contribution I’ve been able to provide for the first team. However, I think it was just the right time for me to now look at what else I’m passionate about, and that’s coaching. I feel in myself that I’ve achieved what I wanted to, playing wise, and now I want to contribute to Leicester City in a different capacity and that’s as a First Team Coach.

“Alongside being first team captain, I’m also very proud of having a pivotal role within LCFC Women’s Academy set up, managing and coordinating the pathway for the past two-and-a-half years. I’m incredibly proud of the contribution I have made towards the progress and development of the Academy, leading the programme alongside playing.

“Working with an array of players, I’m delighted to have overseen five players making it onto the England pathway, with three making England youth appearances. It is now an incredibly exciting time for the academy with the support and guidance of Leicester City Football Club and I’m delighted to have been part of its progress and development up to this point.”

Morgan featured 294 times for City in all competitions, scoring 12 league goals, after making her first appearances during the 2009/10 season.

The centre-back ends her playing career on a high after LCFC Women won the FA Women’s Championship last season to seal promotion to the top-flight for the first time in the Club’s history.

The Foxes picked up 50 points from a possible 60, recording 12 consecutive league wins on the way to lifting the title.

She will now join the Club’s coaching staff as a First Team Coach having been awarded her UEFA A Licence.

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