Brisbane Roar is pleased to announce former Newcastle Jets forward Ashlee Brodigan will join the Liberty A-League squad for the coming season.  

The 23-year-old joined the Newcastle Jets for the 2015/16 season and went on to play three seasons, before taking a break for three years for personal reasons. She returned in 2021 in fine form, scoring her first Liberty A-League goal in that season and then four in the last campaign.  

She has made 46 Liberty A-League appearances in her time at Newcastle Jets, scoring five goals, and making three assists.  

Brodigan is excited to begin a new chapter in her football career at the Roar and continue to push herself as she develops as a player.  

“I’ve had a few years with the Newcastle Jets, I think this is a new chapter in my life to step outside my comfort zone and see what it brings.” 

“I’m looking to see some improvement within myself. I’m looking to do football full-time. I’m excited to see how I can improve on and off the pitch mentally and physically and improve my game when I’m just focusing on football.”  

“We want to make finals. I don’t know many of the girls so I’m looking forward to seeing how we all click and hopefully we can make top four, then top two, and then win it.”

Head Coach Garrath McPherson believes a bright future lies ahead for Brodigan, as she goes into her fifth A-League campaign after scoring four goals last season.  

“She has the unique combination of being both physically dominant and technically gifted and when isolated against defenders, she can create chaos,” he said.  

“Outside of her technical and physical characteristics, her drive to continue to grow as a footballer and desire to be better have stood out in our conversations.”