Matildas duo locked in ahead of new Westfield W-League season


Midfield maestro Katrina Gorry has penned a new deal with Brisbane Roar ahead of the Westfield W-League 2019/20 season.

Gorry, who last season joined an exclusive group to make 100 Westfield W-League appearances, will form an integral part of Head Coach Jake Goodship’s midfield, providing both composure and attacking flair in the centre of the park.

After missing a large chunk of the 2018/19 campaign with an ankle injury, the playmaker has made a full recovery and was part of the Westfield Matildas squad for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.

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“I’m really happy to be back in Orange for another season,” Gorry said.

“This Club and this City means a lot me and it’s going to be an exciting season with Jake coming in as Head Coach, as well as a strong squad that I’m sure will have us fighting for silverware once again.”

The 27-year-old, who is now set for her eighth Westfield W-League season for the Club, is a dual Premiership-winner in Brisbane orange, claiming the title in the 2012/13 & 2017/18 seasons.

Gorry will be joined by 2017/18 Westfield W-League Goalkeeper of the Year Mackenzie Arnold will once again don the Brisbane Roar #1 for the upcoming season.


Arnold, who spent the latter portion of the National Women’s Soccer League season on loan at Chicago Red Stars, will return for a fourth Westfield W-League season in between the posts for the Roar.

The Queenslander, who has accrued 36 appearances at the back for the Club, has established herself as one of the league’s finest goalkeepers as an integral part of the Roar Women’s back-to-back top-two finishes.

“Brisbane Roar has always been a Club which produces a great number of national team players and it’s great to have members of the Westfield Matildas playing in the Brisbane orange once again,” Goodship said.

“It’s shaping to be an exciting season for our passionate supporters and we’re looking forward to getting the hard work started.”