Defender Teagan Thompson signs on for Roar

Brisbane Roar is delighted to welcome back defender Teagan Thompson ahead of the 2023/24 Liberty A-League season.  

Thompson made her debut last season in December against Western Sydney Wanderers where she played a full 90 minutes coming in as an eight-week injury replacement. 

The right-back was on loan from National Premier League (NPL) Queensland Women’s Champions Lions FC last season and now joins Brisbane Roar after Head Coach Garrath McPherson took notice of her impressive performances.  

The 25-year-old is excited to be part of the 2023/24 Liberty A-League campaign as she looks for more match minutes to solidify her place in the squad.   

Thompson is thankful for the opportunity she received to debut last season and looks forward to being part of the team from the start this time.  

“I was obviously very excited about my contract last season, and although I was only signed for a short period of time, I ended up playing three games. It was a stepping stone for me signing on this season,” Thompson said.  

“It’s nice to be amongst the team from the beginning of the season. It’s an exciting opportunity that I’m looking forward to,” she added.  

After getting a taste for the A-League level, Thompson has worked hard and is raring to go this season as she aims to reach top four with the squad.  

“I worked really hard to make my debut for Roar last season. It was an insight into a more professional league with higher intensity. Ever since I got a taste for that I was hungrier to pursue something more,” she said.  

“It ignited a desire for me to attain a full-term contract. It’s nice for my hard work to pay off.”  

“I want to improve as much as I can, I’ve come a long way but stepping into a team with such a high quality of players that want me to get even better. We want to make top four and there’s a different diversity within the team with new players and faces, it’s a good feel so far. From what we’ve been working on, I can see a lot of success coming our way.”  

Head Coach Garrath McPherson looks forward to the impact Thompson will make on the squad this season with her can-do attitude.  

“I really admire her competitive mindset and desire to win. You can see it in the in the way she approaches all aspects of her football; her on field training, her gym, her recovery. This will have a positive impact on our locker room and help drive those around her to be better,” McPherson said. 

“She is a wide defender who can be effective in both attack and defence. Her speed and power make her an excellent 1v1 defender and allow her to contribute to attacking moments. She has a strong desire to learn and improve and we are all excited to see her grow across her full first season in the competition.” 

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

18. Teagan Thompson

29. Jordan Silkowitz

10. Grace Kuilamu 

21. Isabella Shuttleworth

11. Sharn Freier 

4. Kijah Stephenson   

6. Holly McQueen   

1. Keeley Richards   

19. Hollie Palmer    

22. Ruby Cuthbert    

13. Tameka Yallop   

7. Ayesha Norrie   

8. Mariel Hecher    

5. Jenna McCormick   

15. Hannah Holgersen   

9. Mia Corbin   

16. Chelsea Blissett   

23. Ashlee Brodigan   

17. Leah Scarpelli   

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