United Roar Women building momentum


After a strong start to the new campaign, our Roar Women will be looking to take momentum into Sunday’s Round 6 blockbuster against Sydney FC.

Coming off an impressive win last weekend against the Jets, which extended the Roar’s unbeaten run on the road to eight matches, 2017/18 Golden Glove recipient Mackenzie Arnold believes her side is ready for the challenges that lie ahead.

“It’s just another game. I don’t think a lot of us even knew how good our record away from home was,” Arnold said.

“It’s important that we treat every game like another game at home. Fortunately for us, it’s working and we believe we can keep it going this weekend.”


The talented Roar Women squad includes a strong international flavour with Americans Celeste Boureille & Carson Pickett, Japanese World Cup winner Yuki Nagasato and recent England debutant Chioma Ubogagu, all lacing up the boots for Brisbane in Season 2018/19.

“They all bring something different to the team. It also brings a lot of excitement and crowds to the games which is always helpful,” Arnold added.

“Having so many internationals in the league continues to improve the competition. It’s really good to have them both on and off the pitch for the younger players as well.“


Gold Coast local Arnold is continuing to enjoy her football journey and spending some quality time at home in the Sunshine State ahead next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup, which kicks-off in June.

“We love this league, we get to come home, we get to be with our families and our friends. It’s competitive, but it’s also really fun for us girls. It’s really special to us,” Arnold continued.

“It’s a privilege, going to the World Cup with the strong team we have, and I enjoy the challenge of playing alongside and against those Matildas players week in, week out.”

The Roar Women will be chasing a ninth straight game undefeated on the road this weekend against the Sky Blues at Seymour Shaw Park on Sunday (3pm KO QLD time).

Westfield W-League Round 7: Brisbane Roar v Melbourne Victory, Sunday, 16 December, Lions Stadium (3pm KO)