Hecher back on board with Brisbane Roar

Mariel Hecher

Brisbane Roar is pleased to confirm the re-signing of highly talented attacker Mariel Hecher for a second season in orange.

The Brazilian-born forward started every game and scored four goals in a successful first W-League campaign last time around as she seamlessly stepped up from the NPL Queensland.

“I’m super excited,” Hecher said of re-signing with the Roar.

“There’s always some doubt about how you will perform in your first season, so getting the invitation to play a second season is just proof that you’re doing something right. It’s good to have as an athlete.

“To have another opportunity to play on the big stage, I’m stoked about it.”

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As a long-time NPL star for Lions FC, Hecher tipped the Roar’s strong Queensland-centric focus to reap rewards.

“I think we have a lot of talent here and I think promoting that is a great plan,” she said.

“As we know with the boys, it’s been working. It’s good to apply that to the female side because I think we have very talented players around.

“I think it’s going to be a very promising side.”

Roar Head Coach Garrath McPherson warmly welcomed Hecher’s re-signing.

“It’s awesome to have Mariel back for her second season,” McPherson said.

“She showed last year her killer instinct and creativity in attack and I’m really excited to see these qualities on show again.

“She is a perfect example of the pathway that exists through our NPL Women’s competition.”