United clinch signing of Scotland captain Corsie

Canberra United have pulled off a major coup for the Westfield W-League 2018/19 Season, confirming on Friday the signing of Scotland International captain Rachel Corsie.

Corsie, who also plays for Utah Royals in the NWSL, brings a wealth of leadership experience to the nation's capital and will take the captaincy reigns at the club.

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An uncompromising defender, Corsie has been hard at work in pre-season at the club's base at the University of Canberra and is already looking forward to the season getting started.

She has already enjoyed a dream period in her career in 2018, having helped Scotland secure qualification to next year's FIFA Women’s World Cup, while anchoring the backline for the Royals, the newest NWSL franchise.

“It is a huge honour to have signed for Canberra United and I am really excited to be a part of this organisation,” Corsie said.

“I have followed the club over recent seasons and I am privileged to have the opportunity to be a part of the team.

“This year has been extremely exciting for me.

“With the World Cup to now look forward to next Summer, I would love for the success to continue into the upcoming season with Canberra United.

“This is a league I have wanted to play in for a long time and I am extremely happy to be coming to Canberra to experience it."

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Canberra United boss Heather Garriock believes Corsie's experience at the highest level will be crucial within her squad.

“Rachel has already proven herself on the biggest stages and to have her here at Canberra United is just fantastic,” Garriock said.

“She has demonstrated her ability in training already and I can’t wait to see her out on the pitch when the season starts.”

“I was drawn to Rachel’s leadership quality and her winning mentality, and those are both attributes that will be instrumental to a successful season this time around.”

Heather Garriock
Canberra United coach Heather Garriock