Brisbane Roar is pleased to welcome back young Australian midfielder Isobel Dalton for the upcoming Westfield W-League season.
The 22-year-old returns to the Roar from English outfit Nottingham Forest five years after heading abroad.
Dalton made a solitary Westfield W-League appearance for the Roar in 2015 and is stoked to be back in her hometown.
“There’s no other team I want to play for. When the opportunity came up, it was a no brainer – it is a chance to be at home with players I have already played alongside.”
“When I was coming through the system [as a junior], it was the same faces involved in the Club back then – they were my role models and five years later they still are.”
The former Australian U15, U16 & U17 international has English Women’s Super League experience to go with four seasons in the United States at the University of Colarado, and her most recent stint with Forest.
Dalton, a life-long Roar fan who moved to Australia at the age of eight, believes there’s plenty to be achieved in the 2019/20 season & beyond for Brisbane Roar.
“The Club is becoming bigger and bigger, and things that have been implemented for this [Westfield W-League] season is massive for this Club to grow – you can see that [Head Coach] Jake [Goodship] has a passion for the team, for women’s football and continuing to push it forward,” Dalton said.
“To be a part of it is a really exciting opportunity for me.”
Dalton is the 17th addition to the Roar Women squad for the Westfield W-League 2019/20 season.
The Roar open their campaign on Thursday, 21 November at Dolphin Stadium (6:30pm KO), hosting defending premiers Melbourne Victory.
BRISBANE ROAR WESTFIELD W-LEAGUE SQUAD UPDATE
Goalkeepers: Mackenzie ARNOLD, Georgina WORTH
Defenders: Claire FARRINGTON, Carson PICKETT, Clare POLKINGHORNE, Natalie TATHEM, Kaitlyn TORPEY
Midfielders: Isobel DALTON, Leah DAVIDSON, Katrina GORRY, Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT, Hollie PALMER
Attackers: Rylee BAISDEN, Hayley RASO, Indiah-Paige RILEY, Allira TOBY, Tameka YALLOP