Goals, Awards & World Cups: Roar Women around the globe


It’s been a busy period for our Roar Women as our Winter Season kicks-off while plenty of your favourite Westfield W-League players are starring abroad as we head into round six of the NWSL.

The Westfield Matildas yesterday confirmed the 23-player squad they will be taking to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup & there’s plenty of Roar flavour in the squad!

Captain & Player of the Year Clare Polkinghorne will be a key cog of the Matildas defence at what will be her fourth World Cup. She is joined by 2018-19 teammates Mackenzie Arnold, Hayley Raso & Katrina Gorry who are all off to their second World Cup.

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Roar Women Head Coach Mel Andreatta will also be headed to France for the World Cup as an Assistant Coach after leading her side to two consecutive top-two finishes, as well as joining the Matildas coaching ranks for this year’s Cup of Nations.

Not only is our captain heading to her fourth World Cup, but she’s getting the job done for her Club in the USA too. Polkinghorne’s Houston Dash side soared to top spot on the NWSL ladder after defeating the Utah Royals 2-1 across the weekend. 

Four BRFC teammates faced off in the clash between Orlando Pride and the Portland Thorns. The match saw Hayley Raso make her debut appearance for the season, joining teammate Celeste Boureille for a 3-1 win over Orlando Pride featuring Carson Pickett and Chioma Ubogagu. 

Japanese International Yuki Nagasato was recently named in the NWSL Team of the Month having had a stellar start to the season. Not only has Nagasato claimed three goals of her own but has created a strong attacking partnership with Westfield W-League Golden Boot recipient, Sam Kerr.

On home turf, a number of our Roar Women ditched the turf for the Dolan Warren Awards! 2018/19 stars Indiah-Paige Riley, Hollie Palmer & Jenna McCormick hit the blue carpet alongside coaches Andreatta & Garrath McPherson.

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While they were unable to attend on the night, Polkinghorne & Nagasato completed a stellar campaign with top-five finished in the Julie Dolan Medal race, which was ultimately won by Melbourne Victory’s Christine Nairn.

Back in Brisbane, our Roar Women are ready to keep building for the Westfield W-League 2019/20 season with more mid-week action. Fresh from a strong debut season, Indiah-Paige Riley is back on deck for another crucial winter season. Click HERE to hear from the exciting 17-year-old talent.