Reading winger Rachel Rowe has announced that she is to leave the club after eight years. 

One of 14 first-team players to move on after suffering relegation to the Women's Championship, they are joined by manager Kelly Chambers in the hunt for new opportunities.

In the Women's Super League for eight years, the Royals have now dropped down to part-time operations in the second tier.

The Wales international played over 150 times for the club, scoring 18 times.

Announcing her departure on social media, the 30-year-old said: "My time at Reading has come to an end.

"Eight years full of the highest highs, the lowest lows and everything in between but most importantly a lifetime of memories.

"A place that became a home from home and where I signed my first semi-professional & professional contract. You made my dream a reality.

"I'd like to thank all of the staff and teammates I’ve had at the club who I’ve had the pleasure of working with over the years. You've all supported and challenged me to improve and grow into the player and person I am today.

"And most importantly, to the fans. Thank you for your support, it wouldn’t be Reading without you.

"I will be forever grateful!"

The club are still on the look-out for Chambers' replacement, who moves on after 20 years with the club.