Monday 6 August 2018

NEWS: Atkinson & Jordinson Depart Durham

Durham Women FC can confirm that Jordan Atkinson and Lauren Jordinson have departed the club.

The pair have both moved on to pastures new ahead of the new FA Women's Championship season having played a pivotal role for the club.

Jordinson, a product of the Cestria Girls youth set-up, was with the club in its various guises for over a decade and leaves to pursue her career in finance in London.

The defender was a key component of our squad since we entered the FA WSL in 2014 and made just shy of 50 appearances for the Wildcats.

Speaking about Jordinson's departure, manager Lee Sanders said: "On behalf of everyone at the club I'd like to thank Loz for her service to the club both prior and after entering the FA WSL. 

"She's been at the club for nearly 10 years and leaves us with hopefully a lot of good memories.

"She's moving to London to pursue her career in finance and we wish her well in the next stage of her life. 

"She'll continue to play and whichever club gets her they will get a dedicated, hard working, professional player."

Atkinson, meanwhile, departs after four years at the club during which she became a key part of the side which established itself in the FA WSL.

The tricky forward moved to the Wildcats in 2014 and made 86 appearances in all competitions for Durham, netting 19 times.

On Atkinson, Sanders added: "It's disappointing to lose a player like Jordan as she's been an integral and important member of the squad since we started in the WSL. 

"It was tough for all of us last season with the squad size we had and the competition for places as we pushed for a top two finish most of the season. 

"We've chatted about it a few times and respect her decision to try and go away to get some more minutes this season coming up. 

"Wherever she goes they are getting a great person and someone who will be welcome back at the club any time, and we all wish her well."

Everyone at the club wishes Lauren and Jordan all the best for they futures, and we thank them for their contributions while at New Ferens Park.