Wrexham AFC Women are delighted to announce the signing of Welsh international Hannah Keryakoplis.
Keryakoplis, 29, has won 20 Wales caps, scoring three goals, and has previously played in the Women’s Super League with both Liverpool and Birmingham City.
Born and bred in North Wales, Keryakoplis will now join forces with Steve Dale’s side, having signed a semi-professional contract ahead of Wrexham’s first season in the Genero Adran Premier, subject to international clearance.
And on signing, the attack-minded ace said: “It’s a big honour for me. I’ve been playing football my whole life, and this is my hometown, so when Steve approached me it was something I was very interested in.
“To be honest, within five minutes I knew where my head and heart was at – it was a very easy decision for me. With the way Wrexham AFC is going at the moment, it’s a massive honour to represent the Club and I can’t wait to get started.”
Keryakoplis is the great-granddaughter of ex-Wrexham player Tommy Gardner, a former England international.
She played at youth level with Tranmere Rovers and Liverpool, breaking into the latter’s first team to help them win the FAWPL Northern Division in 2010.
After impressing at youth international level, Keryakoplis then made her senior Wales debut in 2011 aged just 17.
She represented Liverpool in the WSL, and after a brief spell with Stoke City she returned to the women’s top flight with Birmingham City – scoring against her former side as the Blues finished third, just a point off top spot, in 2014.
In 2015, Keryakoplis returned to Stoke – proving a prolific addition to the Potters’ strike force as she scored 46 goals in 68 games.
Most recently, she played for Derby County, continuing her prolific attacking form during her time with the Rams.
On her signing, Wrexham AFC Women manager Steve Dale said: “I’m delighted to welcome Hannah to Wrexham; she's a player who I know a lot about and know that she will be fantastic addition to the squad.
“Hannah has played at a good level and will bring a wealth of knowledge & experience to the group. We feel that her experience and character will help set good standards within the group and we have already seen the quality she poses within a short period of time since she's been training with us. Hannah will be a real asset to the playing squad at Wrexham and we can't wait to see her in action in a red shirt.”