Lauren Hemp has signed a new two-year contract extension to stay at Manchester City Women until Summer 2024.
Since joining Man City in summer 2018 from Bristol City, Hemp has gone on to establish herself as a first-team regular with 28 goals in 75 appearances across all competitions.
Speaking to mancity.com about penning a new two-year contract extension to stay at the Academy Stadium until June 2024, Hemp revealed that she was “delighted” to remain with the team.
Hemp went on to explain her decision to stay as she said: “It’s a club where we’re constantly competing for trophies and success – I’ve already enjoyed some amazing moments here since joining three-and-a-half years ago, and I know that there is much more to come from this team.”
Acknowledging the quality of her teammates including fellow England international – Ellen White, Hemp added: “I’m surrounded by some of the best players and coaching staff in the world, and having them around me will only help to develop me even further over the coming years.”
Man City Women manager, Gareth Taylor meanwhile is “absolutely thrilled” to retain the 21 year-old for two further seasons.
Taylor proceeded to speak highly of Hemp’s personality and talent as he commented: “She is one of the game’s brightest young talents, is an absolute pleasure to work with and has a very exciting future ahead of her.”
Hemp’s future potential also was singled out by Taylor who added: “We’re only just scratching the surface with her at 21 years old and that’s an incredible thought given what she has achieved so far in her short career, but she’s also still learning from everyone here at City.
“We can’t wait to see what the next couple of years hold for us as a team and her as a player.”
Hemp is also a member of England Lionesses squad after graduating from the youth ranks in 2019 and netted her first four senior international goals in November 2021, as the Lionesses thrashed Latvia 20-0 in 2023 FIFA World Cup Qualifying.
Summer 2021 saw Hemp feature in Team GB squad at the Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, where she made three appearances as the team suffered a shock Quarter-Final exit to Australia in extra-time.