Matildas star and Perth Glory Women captain Samantha Kerr has signed on for another season with her home-town club as coach Bobby Despotovski eyes off his maiden W-League championship.
Perth born Kerr has been in scintillating form with her US club Sky Blues FC in recent weeks, scoring in her past four games.
The 23-year old was part of the Rio Olympics campaign and scored for the Matildas in their second match against Germany.
After missing most of last season due to a foot injury, Kerr said it was great to be heading back to Perth for another year.
“I’ve really enjoyed my time since Rio and I'm looking forward to the new W-League season," she said.
"I'm excited to be heading back home and I think we've got a good core of players to build on from last season."
Despotovski said he was happy to have one of his big stars back for another year.
“Samantha's a quality player, we know what she can do and is a weapon up front for us” he said.
Despotovski was also hopeful last season's MGP and Westfield W-League goal of the year winner Vanessa DiBernardo would be back for another season. The American is currently playing with Chicago Red Stars who are eyeing off a play-off campaign.
"We're close to finalising a few things with Vanessa so hopefully that will come off," he said.
Glory Women will play their first match of the season against the Western Sydney Wanderers in what will be a double header at nib Stadium on Sunday November 6 at 6.30pm.
The Glory Women clash will follow Glory’s Hyundai A-League match against the Wanderers, which kicks-off at 4pm.