Glory snap-up defensive duo

Perth Glory has further boosted their defensive stocks with the news that Natasha Rigby and Grace Henry have signed with the club for the Westfield W-League 2018/19 Season.

Full-back Rigby, who hails from Margaret River, is on board for her third campaign for the club after debuting in 2016.

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In that time she has chalked up 24 appearances for Glory.

“I’m really excited," Rigby said.

"We’ve got a good squad this year with a great mix of youth, experience and quality imports and I’m confident we’ll go well.”

Meanwhile, 23-year-old Henry, returns to the Westfield W-League after taking a two-year break from the competition.

She started her career with Adelaide United for whom she played 11 games over the course of two seasons, before switching to Western Sydney Wanderers where she featured on ten occasions during the 2014/15 campaign.

“The break has definitely increased my excitement levels,” Henry said.

“It’s great to be back, great to be a part of this strong Glory squad and I can’t wait for the season to start.”

Tash Rigby and Grace Henry in the gym


Glory boss Bobby Despotovski believes that both Rigby and Henry are key recruits.

“Tash is a great success story. She’s a local WA girl who grabbed her opportunity when it came along and hasn’t looked back since," he said.

“A fantastic, positive character who is always working really hard to improve, she’s established herself in the starting eleven over the last couple of years and will be looking to build on that this season.

“Grace came over to WA for work reasons, joined us at training and really impressed.

“She brings Westfield W-League experience, is very versatile in that she can play at left-back, right-back or in midfield, has great skills and reads the game really well.”