Charlton Athletic Women handed boost as Lilli Maple pens new deal

BY JOSHUA BUNTING

Charlton Athletic Women have been handed a huge boost ahead of the 2020-21 season as last season’s Player of the Season Lilli Maple has signed a new contract.

She said: “I’m delighted to have resigned.

“The club is a great place to be and my main reason for staying is because of the coaching staff and players that I’m around. I know they’ll help me keep developing and improving as a player.”

The midfielder played every league game during the last campaign.

She has 39 appearances for Charlton and will be entering her third season with the Addicks.

The 24-year-old has also had spells at Watford, Millwall and Crystal Palace before settling down at the Valley.

Manager Riteesh Mishra said: “Lilli last season was in the best physical shape I’ve seen her – she had a tough end to the previous season but she really worked hard in the off season and was integral to our midfield.

“She’s a great personality on and off the pitch and is important, and I’m proud of her growth over the last season.”

PICTURE: KEITH GILLARD


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