Brisbane Roar coach Jake Goodship has gone to the local NPLW to bolster his squad, signing two of Queensland's brightest young stars for the Westfield W-League 2019/20 Season.
After shining on the local scene in 2019, Rylee Baisden and Claire Farrington have been rewarded with deals with the Roar for the upcoming campaign. become the latest additions to Jake Goodship’s squad after shining on the local scene in 2019.
Baisden arrives at the Roar from NPLW grand finalists Moreton Bay United after the American attacker stormed her way to the golden boot with 33 goals in 24 matches in what was her first season playing in Australia.
The 24-year-old was one of a number of NPLW players invited to trial with the Roar in the off-season and impressed enough to earn a Westfield W-League contract.
“It was quite an exciting time being asked to trial – it was the icing on the cake after a good first season in Australia. I didn’t expect I’d get a contract, but I’m honoured to be playing for Brisbane Roar this season,” Baisden said.
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“I’ve always wanted to play in the top division and this is ticking boxes on my football career. The club has a great reputation and I can’t wait to get started."
Farrington, who previously spent time in the BRFC/Queensland Academy of Sport set-up, was a formidable part of Logan Lightning’s defensive unit as they claimed their best ever NPLW Queensland finish in 2019.
The defender joins teenager Kaitlyn Torpey and the versatile Natalie Tathem as defenders locked in for the upcoming campaign.
The two newest additions make it 12 players locked in by new Goodship ahead of the Westfield W-League 2019/20 Season.
BRISBANE ROAR WESTFIELD W-LEAGUE SQUAD UPDATE
Goalkeepers: Mackenzie ARNOLD, Georgina WORTH
Defenders: Claire FARRINGTON, Natalie TATHEM, Kaitlyn TORPEY
Midfielders: Leah DAVIDSON, Katrina GORRY, Hollie PALMER
Attackers: Rylee BAISDEN, Indiah-Paige RILEY, Allira TOBY, Tameka YALLOP