Amy Sims’ long association with Derby County Women is to come to an end.

The 25-year-old has made the decision to move on after making 163 appearances and scoring 57 goals at senior level for the Ewes.

Sims, who came through the ranks in the Women’s Academy and had a brief one-season stint with Notts County, had been part of the Ewes’ senior group since the 2017/18 campaign.

She played in various positions across the pitch and made the move from right back to a more attacking midfield role in the 2022/23 season to great effect.

She shared the Golden Boot award with Millie Ravening of Burnley with 18 goals in the league and Sims’ performances over the course of the campaign, netting 19 goals in 26 matches in all competitions, also saw her named in the FA Women’s National League Northern Premier Division Team of the Season.

Sims, who was the Ewes’ Young Player of the Season in 2021/22, was named as Team Captain ahead of the 2023/24 campaign with Hannah Ward taking on a Club Captain role and she responded with another impressive campaign in front of goal by netting 21 goals in all competitions.

She also scored in the historic FA Women’s National League Plate Final victory over Cambridge United in April of this year, joining Ward in proudly lifting the trophy.

Derby County would like to wish Amy every success in her future career and express its thanks for her contribution both on and off the pitch.