Former Linfield captain Sarah Venney is pictured below receiving her Life Members ticket at New Midgley Park today from Andy Conn, the Linfield director with responsibility for the reigning premier league champions.
Life Membership is a hugely prestigious award and the board of directors bestowed this honour in recognition of Sarah’s major contribution in leading her team to 3 Premier League successes, 3 Irish Cup triumphs, 3 League cup final victories and 4 wins in the County Antrim FA Cup.
Sarah announced her retirement from the game just under a year ago and she has since maintained her association with the club in a coaching capacity with the club’s under 17 squad.
Andy Conn was delighted to make the presentation - “This award is richly deserved for an outstanding leader and loyal club servant who drove our team on to regular success. Sarah is an inspirational figure and wonderful role model and it’s great that our young players are benefiting from her vast experience at the highest levels of the game both domestically and by leading our club into several UEFA champions league campaigns.”