Kellond-Knight returns to Brisbane


Brisbane Roar is delighted to confirm foundation Westfield W-League midfielder Elise Kellond-Knight has signed on in orange for the Westfield W-League 2019/20 season.

The 29-year-old returns to the Roar for a second stint having spent eight seasons at the Club from its inception, winning two Championships and a Premiership.

Kellond-Knight is the third foundation player to have signed on for the upcoming Westfield W-League season, joining two-time Julie Dolan Medal winner Clare Polkinghorne & all-time leading goal scorer Tameka Butt.

“It’s like I’ve stepped out of time and come back in,” Kellond-Knight said on her return to Brisbane.

“It’s great to come home and be surrounded by everything I grew up with and live close to my family – it’ll be a great thing for me.”

Kellond-Knight’s career has taken her to Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Japan and the United States, where she most recently spent the 2019 NWSL season with Washington Spirit.

The versatile midfielder has accrued 109 national appearances throughout an esteemed career which has included three FIFA Women’s World Cups.

The dual Westfield W-League Championship-winner returns to the Roar hungry for more success.

“[Head Coach] Jake [Goodship] is passionate, with a great drive and he wants to be a winner, as I do too,” Kellond-Knight continued.

“I had so many successful seasons here in Brisbane and I have the drive to be part of a Championship-winning team again.”


Goalkeepers: Mackenzie ARNOLD, Georgina WORTH

Defenders: Claire FARRINGTON, Clare POLKINGHORNE, Natalie TATHEM, Kaitlyn TORPEY

Midfielders: Leah DAVIDSON, Katrina GORRY, Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT, Hollie PALMER

Attackers: Rylee BAISDEN, Indiah-Paige RILEY, Allira TOBY, Tameka YALLOP