BRFC is delighted to welcome back Westfield W-league 2017/18 Golden Glove recipient, Mackenzie Arnold, who has committed her long-term future to the Club after signing a two-year contract extension.
Having recently returned home from playing top-tier club football in Norway, Arnold will again play a key role for Brisbane’s Premiership-winning Roar Women side.
The Roar opened their campaign with a 1-1 draw against Perth Glory last weekend and Head Coach Mel Andreatta is extremely pleased to have one of Australia’s finest shot-stoppers back in Queensland for season 2018/19 and beyond.
“Over the years our football club has been blessed with some outstanding goalkeepers. It’s wonderful to once again have Mackenzie as part of our squad for Season 11,” Andreatta said.
“Macca continues to flourish as a footballer and is one of Australia’s top female keepers. She will play a key role during our 2018/19 campaign.”
After making her Westfield W-League debut at just 17 years of age, the highly-rated Arnold will bring over seven years of top-level experience to the Roar Women lineup.
The 24-year-old national team member proved her importance to the Roar Women squad after keeping an impressive six clean sheets in 12 matches during the Premiership-winning 2017/18 campaign.
Arnold continues to go from strength to strength after producing some fine performances with the Matildas on their recent tour of Europe, and can’t wait to line up against the Wanderers on Sunday.
“I’m very happy to be back in Brisbane with this talented group of players and looking forward to the challenges that Season 11 will present,” Arnold said.
“I really enjoyed my time in Norway with Arna-Bjornar and I’d like to thank them for the opportunity.
“Having committed my long-term future to the Roar, I can’t wait to get out onto the park this Sunday with my teammates.”
Our Roar Women are back in action this Sunday on the road at Marconi Stadium against the Wanderers (2:30pm QLD time).
2018/19 Roar Women Squad
Goalkeepers: 1.Mackenzie ARNOLD, 20.Annie GROVE, 30.Elli CHAPPLE
Defenders: 2.Carson PICKETT, 4.Clare POLKINGHORNE (c), 5.Jenna MCCORMICK, 8.Kaitlyn TORPEY, 11.Natalie TATHEM, 14.Summer O’BRIEN, 21.Danielle WARD
Midfielders: 6.Celeste BOUREILLE, 10.Katrina GORRY, 18.Leah DAVIDSON, 19.Hollie PALMER
Attackers: 7.Indiah-Paige RILEY, 9.Chioma UBOGAGU, 12.Allira TOBY, 15.Abbey LLOYD, 16.Hayley RASO, 17.Yuki NAGASATO, 22.Anna MARGRAF