27/02/2024

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The Liberty A-League is just around the corner and with the hype that the Women’s World Cup brought, women’s football is set for its biggest season yet.

From Matildas hero Cortnee Vine re-signing with Sydney FC to new kids on the block Central Coast Mariners looking to make their mark, The Inner Sanctum takes a look at all the moves and signings for the upcoming Liberty A-League season.

Adelaide United 

Returning: Dylan Holmes, Emily Condon

In: Alana Jacnevski (Perth Glory), Hannah Blake (Perth Glory) 

Out: Jenna McCormick (Brisbane Roar) 

Brisbane Roar 

Returning: Ayesha Norrie, Mariel Hecher, Hollie Palmer

In: Keeley Richards (Canberra United), Ruby Cuthbert, Jenna McCormick (Adelaide United), Hannah Black (Adelaide United), Tameka Yallop, Chelsea Blissett (Melbourne City), Ashlee Brodigan (Newcastle Jets), Leah Scarpelli (Sporting CP), Mia Corbin. 

Out: Jamilla Rankin (Melbourne Victory), Indiah-Paige Riley (PSV Eindhoven) 

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Canberra United

Returning: Michelle Heyman, Vesna Milivojevic, Chloe Lincoln, Emma Ilijoski, Holly Murray, Hayley Taylor-Young, Sasha Grove, Nicki Flannery. 

In: Tegan Bertolissio, Ruby Nathan.

Out: Grace Maher (Western United), Grace Jale (Perth Glory), Keeley Richards (Brisbane Roar), Laura Hughes (Melbourne City), Rebecca Burrows (Canberra United)

Central Coast Mariners

In: Annalise Rasmussen, Bianca Galic (Western Sydney Wanderers) Rola Badawiya (Sydney FC), Sarah Langman (Perth Glory), Isabel Gomez (Wellington Phoenix) Annabel Martin (Wellington Phoenix) Maya Lobo (scholarship), Tess Quiglan (scholarship), Peta Trimis (scholarship), Taren King (Newcastle Jets), Jazmin Wardlow (Fiorentina), Paige Hayward (Adelaide United).

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Melbourne City

Returning: Naomi Chinnama, Daniela Galic, Holly McNamara, Rhianna Pollicina, Leah Davidson, Julia Grosso, Leticia McKenna, Kaitlyn Torpey ,Bryleeh Henry, Caitlin Karic.

In: Rebekah Stott (Brighton & Hove Albion), Laura Hughes (Canberra United), Lysianne Proulx (SCU Torrense) Tijan McKenna (Perth Glory), Bryleeh Henry (Western Sydney Wanderers) .

Out: Sally James (Perth Glory), Emma Checker (Melbourne Victory), Chelsea Blissett (Brisbane Roar), Tori Tumeth (Sydney FC).

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Melbourne Victory 

Returning: Kayla Morrison, Beattie Goad, Miranda Templeman, Jessika Nash, Lia Privitelli, Alana Murphy, Ava Briedis, Paige Zois, Rosie Curtis, Elise Kellond-Knight.

In:  Rachel Lowe (Sydney FC), Emma Checker (Melbourne City), Jamilla Rankin (Brisbane Roar), Kurea Okino, Ella O’Grady. 

Out: Catherine Zimmerman (Western United), Gema Simon, Maja Markovski, Emily Kos, Melina Ayres (Newcastle Jets), Claudia Bunge. 

Newcastle Jets

Returning: Laura Allen, Lara Gooch, Cass Davis.

In: Melina Ayres (Melbourne Victory), Rebecca Burrows (Canberra United), Sophie Hoban, Claudia Cicco (Wellington Phoenix), Kiara Rochaix (Blacktown City FC).

Out: Lucy Johnson (Sydney FC), Taren King (Central Coast Mariners), Ashlee Brodigan (Brisbane Roar).

Perth Glory

Returning: Liz Anton, Tash Rigby, Izzy Foletta, Claudia Mihocic, Bella Wallhead, Sofia Sakalis, Sarah Cain, Sadie Lawrence, Hana Lowry, Abbey Green, Morgan Aquino, Susan Phonsongkham.

In:Sally James (Melbourne City), Isobel Dalton (Lewes), Georgia Cassidy, Tanika Lala, Grace Johnstone, Grace Jale (Canberra United), Millie Farrow, Tia Stonehill (Balcatta Etna).

Out: Aideen Keane (Sydney FC), Alana Jancevski (Adelaide United), Hannah Blake (Adelaide United).

Sydney FC

Returning: Jada Whyman, Charlotte McLean, Kirsty Fenton, Teigan Collister, Natalie Tobin, Abbey Lemon, Jynana Dos Santos, Taylor Ray, Princess Ibini, Shay Hollman, Indiana Dos Santos, Tahlia Franco, Cortnee Vine, Abbey Lemon.

In: Lucy Johnson (Newcastle Jets), Margaux Chauvet, Aideen Keane (Perth Glory), Tori Tumeth (Melbourne City), Sienna Saveska (Western Sydney Wanderers).

Out: Charlie Rule (Brighton & Hove Albion), Mackenzie Hawkesby (Brighton & Hove Albion), Sarah Hunter (Paris FC), Deborah-Anne De La Harpe (HB Koge), Rola Badawiya (Central Coast Mariners), Mary Stanic- Floody, Madison Haley (EOL), Katie Offer, Shay Evans, Anna Green (Retired), Rachel Lowe (Melbourne Victory).

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Wellington Phoenix 

Returning: Michaela Foster, Kate Taylor, Mackenzie Barry, Marisa van der Meer, Chloe Knott, Grace Wisnewski, Alyssa Whinham, Emma Main, Michaela Robertson, Brianna Edwards, Zoe McMeeken, Brianna Edwards.

In: Hope Breslin (Houston Dash), Hailey Davidson, Macey Fraser, Mariana Speckmaier, Rebecca Lake, Olivia Ingham, Manaia Elliott, Daisy Brazendale.

Out: Paige Satchell (London City Lionesses), Emma Rolston. 

Western Sydney Wanderers 

Returning: Ella Abdul-Massih, Talia Younis, Gemma Ferris, Melissa Caceres, Amy Chessari.

In:  Madison McComasky (Canberra United).

Out: Sienna Saveska (Sydney FC).

Western United

Returning: Adriana Taranto, Melissa Taranto, Alana Cerne, Silver Bell Morris, Alyssa Dall’Oste, Emma Robers, Stacey Papadopoulos, Chloe Logarzo, Hannah Keane, Kahli Johnson, Tyla Jay Vlajnic, Julia Sardo

In: Grace Maher (Canberra United), Catherine Zimmerman (Melbourne Victory), Keiwa Hieda (Calder United).

Out: Angie Beard (Linkoping FC), Dannielle Steer, Harriet Withers, Aleksandra Sinclair, Sydney Cummings, Francesca Iermano, Tiana Jaber. 

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