Gorry returns for 10th season with Brisbane Roar

Brisbane Roar great Katrina Gorry has re-signed with the Club for a 10th season in a huge boost for the upcoming A-League Women’s campaign.

The 78-cap Commonwealth Bank Matildas midfielder will become the third woman to achieve a decade of appearances in orange behind Clare Polkinghorne and Tameka Yallop.

Gorry has been completing preliminary strength and conditioning work in recent weeks after giving birth to her first child, daughter Harper, in August.

Now, the two-time Premiership winner is ready to target a return to match action with her hometown team.

“The Roar is home for me,” Gorry said. “I love being part of the team with the supporters we have and I love calling Brisbane home.

“I’m excited to come back for my 10th season. It’s a different bunch of girls, which is always exciting. New people bring new personalities and new flair to the team.

“As Brisbane we always want to win. We’re here to win whatever trophy we can and set the standards high. We’ve carried that since the start and that’s part of our identity.”

New mum Mini and happy baby Harper!

On juggling football and motherhood, she said: “I’ve got myself a good baby! She sleeps really well at night, feeds really well. We’ve had a really exciting start to the journey.

“Being a mother has changed my perspective on a lot of things but I’m really looking forward to this season and I think it’s going to be a fun one.”

Head Coach Garrath McPherson said he was delighted to have such an experienced player come back into the group.

“It is wonderful to have Katrina back in orange for the upcoming season. We are excited to have her and Harper join the team,” McPherson said.

“She will be a leader for our younger players and is a role model for the next generation coming through Brisbane Roar and the Matildas.

“We are excited to support her as she returns to professional football after starting her family and look forward to creating an environment that enables her to thrive.”