Brisbane Roar is delighted to announce the re-signing of young gun defender Holly McQueen to bolster the defensive stocks for the 2023/24 Liberty A-League season on a one-year deal.  

The 21-year-old signed her first professional contract with the Roar late in the 2020/21 season following the departure of Matilda Clare Polkinghorne, having trained with the club all year. 

Having signed for the Roar ahead of the 2021 campaign, McQueen was unfortunately unable to play for the side in that season due to an ACL injury.   

After working through her rehabilitation program, McQueen bounced back and played 8 games in the 2022/23 Liberty A-League season as she worked to keep improving and developing as a player.  

“Being a Brissy girl, it’s always special playing for the Brisbane Roar at home. Roar were a massive part in my return to play from my ACL injury and have helped improve myself on and off the pitch,” McQueen said.  

“I can’t wait to get out there with the girls and secure a finals spot!” 

Head Coach Garrath McPherson was proud of the way McQueen navigated her return from long-term injury and anticipates an exciting season ahead for the defender. 

“She is one of our most promising centre backs and her winning mentality has been key to get her back to where she is now. From the time we put her into the game in Wellington last year, she has shown that she has the potential to thrive at an A-League level,” McPherson said.  

“She has a bright future in front of her and knowing her determination, will be ready to fire in the 23-24 season,” he added.  

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See below our Liberty A-League squad announced so far:  

Kijah Stephenson  

Holly McQueen  

Keeley Richards  

Hollie Palmer   

Ruby Cuthbert   

Tameka Yallop  

Ayesha Norrie  

Mariel Hecher   

Jenna McCormick  

Hannah Holgersen  

Mia Corbin  

Chelsea Blissett  

Ashlee Brodigan  

Leah Scarpelli  

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