Roar sign prolific striker Shea Connors

Shea Connors

Brisbane Roar is excited to confirm NPL Queensland star Shea Connors as the Club’s fourth signing for the upcoming W-League campaign.

Following two games and a goal in a brief stint with the side two seasons ago, the prolific 25-year-old returns to Roar colours as one of the state’s leading strikers.

Connecticut-born Connors has already scored 30 times for NPL Women’s leaders Lions FC this term, improving her overall tally to 66 goals in 48 appearances in the competition.

Her sustained scoring form was recognised with a call-up to the Queensland state team that beat New South Wales in the Watson-O’Connor Cup late last year and she will now get the chance to carry that into a full W-League campaign.

“It’s definitely something I’ve been working towards and I’m grateful for the opportunity,” said Connors, who plays alongside Mariel Hecher and Holly McQueen at Lions.


“I think Mariel said there’s so much talent here and it’s so true. I think the team is going to bond really well because everyone knows each other already in some capacity. We’re not starting from scratch.

“It’s going to be such a good group of girls.”

Having lived locally since arriving in Australia in 2019, Connors said she feels right at home in the Sunshine State.

“I absolutely love living in Queensland,” she said. “I never want to leave! It’s funny, I feel like an adopted Queenslander.

“And playing for Queensland against New South Wales last year, that was so much fun.

“I feel like I’m not just a visitor, I want to live here. I’m trying to make this my home. I get a lot of pride from representing Queensland and playing for the only W-League club here.”

Head Coach Garrath McPherson said Connors would be a dangerous proposition for W-League defences.

“Shea is a proven goalscorer in the NPL Women’s competition and brings speed and attacking threat to our team,” McPherson said.

“Like Mariel, Shea is an example of the pathway into the W-League environment that the NPL competition provides.

“She has shown across the last few seasons that she can create and convert goalscoring opportunities against the best defenders in Queensland.”

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