'Unbelievable' Everton goalkeeper sends heartfelt message after signing new contract

Everton goalkeeper Courtney Brosnan has signed a new contract that will keep her at the club until the end of June 2026.

The Republic of Ireland international joined the Blues from West Ham United in 2021 and has since established herself as one of best goalkeepers in the Women's Super League (WSL). She made the most saves in the division last term (95) and was named Everton's 2023/24 Players’ Player of the Season.

Set to embark on her fourth season at Walton Hall Park, Brosnan told “I’m really excited to be continuing as an Everton player. I think everyone knows how much this club, the players and the fans mean to me.

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“To put on the Everton shirt is incredibly special. Having the opportunity to continue to do that was so important to me. I’ve really enjoyed my time here so far and I’ve created a lot of great memories with the girls and the fans, and hopefully that continues over the coming years.”

During her time on Merseyside, Brosnan has become a regular first-choice for the Republic of Ireland, while helping to create a strong goalkeeping unit at Everton alongside Emily Ramsey. Meanwhile, the 28-year-old's work off the field with Everton in the Community saw her named as the PFA Community Champion for the 2022/23 season.

“The fans at Everton are absolutely amazing,” Brosnan said. “I’ve had a lot of opportunities to work with Everton in the Community. What they do is so special.

“To have that bond with our supporters is so important to the team and for me personally. It’s an amazing relationship to have.

“I’m looking forward to creating more memories with them. I’m really proud of the work I’ve been able to put in with Ireland and Everton. I’m someone who is always looking to improve, work hard and do everything I can to help the team.

“It’s safe to say this club is a second home to me. I’ve made a great group of friends here. The coaching staff have been great mentors for me and I’m grateful to have a special bond with the fans, too.”

Brosnan added: “I’m always someone who is looking to learn more, improve and continue to grow.

“For me, Ian [McCaldon] is a goalkeeper coach at Everton who has helped me to develop massively. I’m really looking forward to continuing that relationship with him to become a better version of myself this season.”

On Brosnan's decision to sign a new deal, manager Brian Sorensen said: “I’m thrilled we are able to keep Courtney at the club. Without doubt, she is one of the best goalkeepers in this league and is highly regarded in our squad.

“She has continued to improve year-on-year and produced some unbelievable performances for us last season. The partnership she has with Emily Ramsey is brilliant. Two top-class goalkeepers who will no doubt push each other again next season.

“As a person, Courtney is fantastic to work with. She’s exactly the kind of person we want as part of our group and I’m really happy she feels settled here.”