Doncaster Rovers Belles exodus continues

Sam TierneySam Tierney
Sam Tierney
The exodus from Doncaster Rovers Belles has continued with the departure of Sam Tierney to Sheffield United.

England under-19 international Tierney has opted to return to the Blades, where she came through the Centre of Excellence.

Since being crowned FAWSL2 champions Belles have seen their chair-lady Faye Lygo resign and manager Neil Redfearn left to take over at Liverpool Ladies.

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Homegrown striker Jess Sigsworth and Scotland Under 19 forward Kirsty Hanson have left the club.

Regional Talent Club manager Julie Grundy has also departed to take up a similar role at Sheffield United.

Belles cannot afford to play in a fully professional FAWSL1 and have a licence for next season’s newly-named FA Women’s Championship.

The top story on their official website warns that the club could ‘slide down the leagues’ without fresh sponsorship and input from local businesses.