Defender Chelsea Blissett joins Liberty A-League squad 

Brisbane Roar is delighted to announce former Melbourne City defender Chelsea Blissett for the upcoming Liberty A-League 2023/24 season.  

Blissett joined Melbourne City in 2018/19 and has been there ever since, making 44 appearances in her time with two goal assists.  

She got her opportunity with City when Matildas star Steph Catley had an injury setback in pre-season.  

Only a couple of months later, she donned the green and gold and helped the Young Matildas qualify for the AFC Under-19 Women’s Championship. She scored two goals in three victories, resulting in her landing a new contract at City.  

The 23-year-old was also part of the Championship-winning side in the 2019/20 season.  

Blissett looks forward to calling Brisbane home and opening a new chapter in her football career. She is determined to play her part in pursuit of a top four spot this season.  

“I’m super excited to be coming to Brisbane, I’ve been living up here on-and-off the past three years. It’s nice to finally be able to call this place home and to be playing for Roar as well, I’m excited for this new chapter in my football career,” Blisset said.  

“I’ve been at City for five years and I loved it there but sometimes as a footballer you need to step outside of your comfort zone and challenge yourself. Coming to Roar and hopefully being able to build this team in the right direction and be a top four team is something we’re aiming for this season,” she added. 

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MARCH 06: Chelsea Blissett Melbourne City controls the ball during the A-League Women’s match between Western Sydney Wanderers and Melbourne City at Wanderers Park, on March 06, 2022, in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Head Coach Garrath McPherson speaks about Blissett’s winning mindset and competitiveness that he believes will be a great asset to the team.  

“Chelsea has the mindset of a winner and that has been a key factor in our recruitment strategy to build on the past two seasons. She is an extremely motivated person who is driven to be the best she can be, she’ll be a perfect fit for our locker room,” McPherson said.  

“I really admire her competitiveness. She has always been a player who is fearless in any situation, and she will get the chance to inspire the Brisbane fans with this mentality,” he added. 

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