After coming within a point of winner the FAWSL and reaching the semi finals of the Champions league in 1014 it is perhaps not surprising than Blues manager Dave Parker has keep faith with much of the squad and has so far only made a handful of changes to the squad.
Key to the clubs success last season was the form of their England internationals Karen Carney, Jo Potter and Jade Moore who have all extended their contracts which is key to the club going forward. The clubs leading goal scorer last season Kirsty Linnett has also committed her future to Birmingham.
Even though goals weren’t normally a problem last season Birmingham have strengthened in the forwards department by signing Freda Ayisi from Arsenal with Alex Windell being the other new signing. In the other direction, the club have cancelled Hannah Keryakoplis' contract by mutual consent for personal reasons, while Hannah George has been loaned to Aston Villa. One of the strengths of Birmingham City ladies has always been their development programme and having faith in the youngsters they produce. With this in mind it is of no surprise to see Charlie Wellings, Danae Kaldaridou and Chloe Peplow come into the squad from the Centre of Excellence.
In a league in which many clubs squads can differ greatly from season to season Birmingham’s settled squad could well be at an advantage as other sides take time to settle. Last year Blues made a great start to the league and and it would come as no surprise to see Birmingham at the sharp end of the league challenging for honours once again in 2015.
Birmingham Ladies squad numbers for the 2015 season.
2 Chelsea Weston, 3 Meaghan Sargeant, 4 Jess Carter, 5 Aoife Mannion, 6 Kerys Harrop, 7 Freda Ayisi, 8 Remi Allen, 9 Kirsty Linnett, 10 Karen Carney, 11 Jo Potter, 12 Emily Simpkins, 13 Jade Moore, 14 Mel Lawley, 15 Charlie Wellings, 16 Abbeyliegh Stringer, 17 Danae Kaldaridou, 18 Sophie Baggaley, 18 Emily Westwood, 20 Alex Windell, 21 Cristina Torkildsen, 22 Rebecca Spencer, 23 Coral Haines, 24 Chloe Peplow.