Goalkeeper Ellie Roebuck has signed her first professional contract with the Club in January 2018, having made the step up from the Development Squad..
The 18-year-old put pen to paper in a deal which runs until the end of the 2018/19 season, after impressing on the senior stage in Karen Bardsley's absence, clocking up 12 appearances – including her places on the subs bench and her Champions League debut.
While it would be easy to take the foot off the gas, Roebuck is completely focused on continuing her growth and improvement.
The youngster starred in the latter stages of the 2017/18 campaign, thrown in at the deep end when England shot-stopper Bardsley suffered an early injury in the Super League top-of-the-table clash at Chelsea.
Roebuck was introduced from the bench and produced a sensational performance to preserve a precious point and continued to shine, as the Blues secured a top-two finish and Champions League football for a third successive year.
The shot-stopper has also enjoyed glory on the international stage, helping England Under-20s to bronze medal success at the 2018 World Cup in France.