Defender returns home to bolster ALW squad

Perth Glory is delighted to confirm that Isabella Foletta has joined the club’s Liberty A-League squad on an injury-replacement contract for the remainder of the 2022/23 season.

The versatile defender returns to her hometown club for whom she previously made five appearances over the course of the 2018/19 and 2019/20 seasons.

Now 22, Foletta has also represented Brisbane Roar and Canberra United and plied her trade in Europe with Italian giants, Lazio.

She is thrilled to be returning to the club where her professional career began.

“I’m really grateful and excited to be back playing in purple for a club I have been supporting ever since I was a little girl,” she said.

“I’m ready to get out on the park and make my mark in the A-League with my hometown club.

“This team has so much potential and definitely has the ability to go all the way and that makes me excited to be a part of it.

“Alex Epakis [Head Coach], the staff and all the girls have been nothing but welcoming.”

Epakis believes that the new recruit is a great pick-up for the club.

“It is great to have Izzy return to her hometown club and bring with her the experience from playing overseas and for other ALW clubs in recent seasons,” he said.

“She has been training with the team for a few weeks now and I have been really impressed with her strong character and work ethic.

“On the field, she brings a defensive skill-set and versatility across several positions which will add to our depth and options.

“She is very happy to be back home and eager to help the team continue to evolve and progress.

“I am very excited to work closely with her and prepare her to be ready to contribute to the team over the coming weeks.”