Brisbane Roar’s Liberty A-League squad welcomes back midfielder Kijah Stephenson for the upcoming 2023/24 season on a multi-year deal. 

The 21-year-old Bundaberg native joined the Roar ahead of the 2022/23 season on the back of an accomplished run of form in the local competitions.  

After spending time at the QAS, she burst onto the NPL stage because of her impressive performances in local competitions, most recently playing for Brisbane City where she spent two seasons before joining the Roar. She earned Player of the Match on several occasions with City.  

Stephenson looks forward to putting the orange on again after injury setbacks saw her out of action for the majority of last season. She suffered a quad tear for 10 weeks, played 6 matches, and then tore ligaments in her ankle at the end of the season.  

“I’m super excited to be re-signing with the Roar for the upcoming 2023/24 season. Apart from a few injury setbacks, I had a very enjoyable season previously surrounded with a great bunch of people,” she said.  

“I think being part of such a professional environment not only have I developed as a player but also as a person. Being part of a team where you spend nearly every day with each other, there’s endless opportunities to learn new things.” 

PERTH, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 25: Kijah Stephenson of the Roar controls the ball under pressure from Abbey Green of the Glory during the round 15 A-League Women’s match between Perth Glory and Brisbane Roar at Macedonia Park, on February 25, 2023, in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)

“I’m looking forward to being part of something exciting. I think for me, a big goal is to enjoy it, give it my all and hopefully as a team get the results we deserve.”  

Head Coach Garrath McPherson looks forward to having Stephenson back for the next couple of years to see how the young forward can keep progressing.   

“I am really proud of where she is at, and I am confident the path she has taken to get here has set her up for success. She can do things on the ball during games and trainings that leave staff and players in awe and the fact we are about to share this with our fans, the Australian football community, is exciting,” McPherson said. 

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See below our Liberty A-League squad announced so far: 

Kijah Stephenson

Keeley Richards

Hollie Palmer

Ruby Cuthbert

Tameka Yallop

Ayesha Norrie

Mariel Hecher

Jenna McCormick

Hannah Holgersen

Mia Corbin

Chelsea Blissett

Ashlee Brodigan

Leah Scarpelli

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