Young Matildas duo McKenna & Aquino sign on

McKenna, Aquino

Brisbane Roar has added more young talent to its Westfield W-League squad with the addition of Young Matildas duo Morgan Aquino and Leticia McKenna.

The Young Matildas pair join the club from Perth Glory where both earned their Westfield W-League debuts in recent seasons.

McKenna made her debut as a 16-year-old, scoring two goals in her maiden season and has since gone on to rack up 25 appearances in midfield for the Glory.

Goalkeeper Aquino has been involved in the Glory’s Westfield W-League program for a number of years and earned her maiden first-team appearance as an 18-year-old in the latter stages on last campaign.

“It felt like it was the right time to step out of my comfort zone and I’m looking forward to challenging myself at Brisbane Roar,” McKenna said.

“I’ve been very fortunate with how much I’ve been able to learn at this age and I’m just really excited to build on that this season.”

Aquino added: “This opportunity opens up a new an environment and a new challenge for me.

“I’ve loved by time at Perth Glory, obviously being from Perth, but this is an opportunity for me to try something new and test myself.”

Head Coach Jake Goodship is thrilled to add two of the country’s finest up-and-coming talents to his squad.

“Morgan and Leticia are two terrific, exciting additions for our squad for the upcoming season,” Goodship added.

“Both players are just beginning their careers but they have experience well beyond their years and we’re excited about what they can bring to our squad this season.