The Coventry United women’s league club has announced that it is going into voluntary liquidation, having only gone fully professional this season.
The announcement came just hours after some players revealed on social media their devastation on learning they had lost their jobs.
“With regret, the board of directors has instructed BK Plus Limited to help put the company / club into voluntary liquidation of creditors,” read a club statement.
“We can’t go into details at this point … We thank everyone for their support over the past seven years. The club will keep you updated on developments in the club’s future.”
Earlier, Coventry and Wales goalkeeper Olivia Clark tweeted: “I have no words. Going into work and finding you no longer have the job you always dreamed of is heartbreaking. Thank you for making me a professional footballer and for the best 2 seasons. . “
Teammate Holly Chandler said: “Sometimes life is full of things beyond your control! I am heartbroken. Thank you for fulfilling my dream of becoming a professional soccer player! I have created memories and friends. more beautiful”.
Coventry sat 11th in the 12-player division with six points from 11 games.
Playing in their third season in the women’s second division, the club were scheduled to play against Bristol City on 9 January.
Reflecting on the announcement, Manchester City and England international Alex Greenwood said on Twitter: “The sacrifices these girls make to become professional footballers to be told mid-season that you no longer have a job or a club. they just aren’t good enough! !! “