Michelle Hinnigan has left Everton Ladies following the Club’s switch to professional status.
Andy Spence’s team have been promoted to the Women’s Super League (WSL 1) for the 2017/18 campaign which has required the Blues to become a full-time organisation.
With a heavy heart, Hinnigan has decided she is unable to commit to a full-time, professional football career, owing to her occupation as a teacher.
The Kirkby-born 27-year old joined Everton when she was 11 and made her first-team debut in 2007.
The midfielder was part of the Blues team that won a thrilling FA Cup final 3-2 against Arsenal at Nottingham Forest’s City Ground in 2010.
Hinnigan then became Everton captain in 2014 and was on the scoresheet when the Blues won 4-0 at London Bees to seal their WSL 2 Spring Series triumph in May.
Everton Football Club would like to thank Michelle for her service and wish her the very best of luck for the future.