Midfielder Hollie Palmer signs on for 2023/24 Liberty A-League season  

Brisbane Roar is pleased to announce the re-signing of midfielder Hollie Palmer for the upcoming Liberty A-League season.  

Hollie Palmer made her top-flight debut with the Roar as a 16-year-old in October 2017 after coming onto the field as a substitute in the 3-1 victory over Sydney FC.   

In April 2019, Palmer was named in the Young Matilda’s 23-player squad for the 2019 AFC U-19 Women’s Championship where she played four games in the tournament.   

Born in Brisbane, the former Young Footballer of the Year nominee made 27 appearances across a three-season period before moving to Melbourne City for a season.   

She returned to Brisbane Roar in the 2021/2022 Liberty A-League season at a time where Roar Head Coach Garrath McPherson was focused on cementing a strong Queensland core within his squad.   

Now approaching her fourth season with the Roar, the midfielder is excited to continue playing in her home state and developing as a player.  

“I’m excited, I grew up playing in Queensland so, it’s nice to be able to sign for my home state again,” Palmer said.  

“There are parts of my game that I can see improvements on, but I still think I’ve got a bit to go, and I want to keep developing so I’ll be doing that this season,” she added.  

“We want to make finals; it would be a dream to win the Premiership and the Championship so that’s definitely the goal.” 

Head Coach Garrath McPherson looks forward to what Palmer can bring to the squad this season with her mindset and confidence on and off the field.  

“Hollie is a strong, confident midfielder who is free from injury and ready to rumble!” 

“I am most proud of the growth mindset she possesses. She is hungry for feedback and always looking to get the most out of her training. Over the past two seasons, it has been wonderful to see her using this mindset in areas outside of technical and tactical areas,” McPherson said.  

“Hollie is a wonderful ball playing midfielder who technically stacks up with the League’s best. We’ve seen her create and score some wonderful goals, and it’s in these areas that we will see her shine this season, a stronger and more confident footballer,” he added.