15/08/2022

Kenzie Weir is yet another player out of the renowned Everton Academy. (Photo: Everton FC)

Following in her father’s footsteps, Everton Academy graduate Kenzie Weir has signed her first official professional contract deal. The defender agreed to a three-year contract and will stay at the club until the end of June 2025.

Weir, the daughter of club legend David Weir, comes out of the renowned Everton academy which has produced many first-team players.

The centre-back will be hoping to get more opportunities this year and time out on the pitch

“I am really happy. It is a club I have been at for a while now and it is a club I love,” the rising Scottish defender said.

“I am still young so getting that first team exposure is what I want.

“I would love to get a few more minutes than I did last season, but it is about trying to have an impact on the team, whichever way that is.”

Kenzie Weir made her debut in the FA Cup agasint Huddersfield Town. (Photo: kenzie_weir/Twitter)

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Her father, David Weir played 235 games for the club across nine years (1999-2007). During his spell he became club captain and is respected among fans and his peers, representing Scotland 69 times from 1997-2010.

“My dad obviously played and captained the team, and it has been a club that I have grown up with,” she said.

“He helps me and he has got experience with the club and how football works, but my whole family are so supportive.”

Kenzie Weir made her debut for Everton in its 4-0 FA Cup win against Huddersfield Town last season.

Even though she got minimal game time, it was still good to get time on the pitch. She came on in the closing moments of the game replacing Izzy Christiansen.

Blues manager Brian Sorensen is looking for Weir to continue her development and had lots of words of encouragement for the young player. He is confident in her ability and believes she will be a breakout player for the team this season.

“Kenzie has a high potential,” coach Sorensen said.

“I’m looking forward to helping continue her development to a stage where she can play consistently for Everton.

“That’s the long-term goal. In the short-term, it’s about getting her used to the tempo, our style of play and after pre-season we’ll look to do more coaching individually with her to sharpen her skillset even further.”

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