Canberra United have announced two new local signings in their Westfield W-League season 7 squad.
Stability is the key word for Canberra United as the club unveiled the squad for Westfield W-League Season Seven which shows just four changes from the team that finished top of the pile at the end of the regular season last year.
A pair of new goalkeepers, in US star Chantel Jones and Melissa Maizels are joined on the roster by a brace of local youngsters in Julia De Angelis and Grace Maher. Maher, at fifteen years old, becomes United’s youngest ever signing, edging out Kahlia Hogg by three months and could be the youngest player to take the field for the club should she be selected this season.
The inclusion of De Angelis and Maher, both recruited from the ACT Academy of Sport team [ACTAS] that competes in the local Women’s Premier League under the tutelage of Assistant Coach Raeanne Dower, increase the number of locally based players in the squad to thirteen. US recruit Jones, joins fellow Americans Stephanie Ochs and Lori Lindsey in the squad with Kendall Fletcher arriving as a guest player later this season.
Otherwise, it’s as you were for United with free-scoring Michelle Heyman leading the line and foundation players Caitlin Munoz, Ellie Brush, Grace Gill, Nicole Begg (formerly Sykes) and Ashleigh Sykes joined by Rebecca Kiting who was a late addition to the squad at the tail-end of Season Six.
WESTFIELD W-LEAGUE SEASON SEVEN SQUAD
1. Chantel JONES, 2. Catherine BROWN, 3. Julia DE ANGELIS, 4. Kendall FLETCHER, 5. Grace FIELD, 6. Caitlin MUNOZ, 7. Ellie BRUSH, 8. Meg McLAUGHLIN, 9. Grace GILL, 10. Grace MAHER, 11. Michelle HEYMAN, 12. Sally ROJAHN, 13. Nicole BEGG, 14. Ashleigh SYKES, 16. Lori LINDSEY, 17. Holly HOUSTON, 18. Rebecca KITING, 20. Mellissa MAIZELS, 22. Stephanie OCHS
Head Coach: Elisabeth MIGCHELSEN
Assistant Coach: Raeanne DOWER
Goalkeeper Coach: Tim DAVIES
Physiotherapist: Julian RUSSELL-JONES
Doctor: Dr. Wilson LO
Equipment Manager: Lydia WILLIAMS
Video Analyst: Aroon CLANSEY
CEO: Heather REID
Media & Communications Manager: Russ GIBBS
Events & Operations Manager: Cassie REID
Football Operations: Chris DOYLE
IN: Chantel JONES (Washington Spirit), Melissa MAIZELS (Melbourne Victory), Grace MAHER (ACTAS), Julia DE ANGELIS (ACTAS)
OUT: Lydia WILLIAMS (injured), Georgia YEOMAN-DALE (Newcastle Jets), Jennifer BISSET (injured), Trudy BURKE