Telford signs new Chelsea contract

As well as maintaining her spot in the senior team, within the new deal Telford will also take up a part-time coaching role from next season to continue her development, offering support and training to our Under-16 and Under-18 goalkeepers.

After a discussion with Blues boss Emma Hayes and general manager Paul Green, it was realised that a position coaching our youngsters was the perfect fit for both Telford and the club.

Telford said: ‘For me, I’ve always loved helping develop players around me, not just goalkeepers but outfield players as well.

‘Sometimes it can come quite natural and I think that’s what they’ve identified, and we sat down and decided that there is an opportunity to help the youngsters in our Under-16s and Under-18s.

‘I’m really excited because the coaching set-up at Chelsea is amazing, not just at senior level with the experiences that we have with winning lots of trophies, but our youth set-up is fantastic as well.

‘I’ll be helping those girls, keeping them at Chelsea and improving them as people and as players.

‘I would like to help Chelsea produce goalkeepers that come through our own pathway and become senior goalkeepers for the club.’

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