Bracknell’s Aimee Claypole earns first professional contract

Aimee Claypole of Chelsea Women with the under 16s FA Youth Cup. Photo: Richard Claypole.
Aimee Claypole of Chelsea Women with the under 16s FA Youth Cup. Photo: Richard Claypole.

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Bracknell-born attacker Aimee Claypole has signed her first professional contract with FA WSL champions Chelsea.

Claypole has signed a contract until 2025 with an option to extend by a year.

The youngster has worked her way through the age groups with the Blues since 2015 and made her debut for the first team under Emma Hayes in the Women’s FA Cup in 2022. Last season she went on to make her WSL debut.

Young footballer Aimee Claypole. Photo: Richard Claypole.
Young footballer Aimee Claypole. Photo: Richard Claypole.

Speaking to the Chelsea FC website, Claypole said: “It’s a really proud moment for me and my family. It’s something that I’ve worked really hard for and to do it at my childhood club is a huge honour and to do it at this club, which is one of the best teams in the world.

“It’s amazing that I’ve been given that honour and the trust has been put in me to allow that to happen. I’m really grateful and I can’t wait to get started.”

Claypole began her footballing journey with Whitegrove in Bracknell before moving on to Reading FC. She has represented Finland at youth level as well as England up to under 19 level.

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