Dynamic attacker added to Glory W-League squad
Perth Glory is delighted to confirm that attacker Aideen Keane has signed on with the club for the Westfield W-League 2021/22 Season.
The 19-year-old Young Matildas representative gained her first taste of W-League football with Western Sydney Wanderers last term and is currently starring for Northern Tigers in the NPL NSW.
Keane, who has scored an impressive four goals in ten appearances for the Tigers this season, is relishing the prospect of playing her part in what she believes is a very exciting project currently underway at Glory.
“I’m really excited to be there because I think it’s the best place for me to get a chance to show what I’m made of,” she said.
“I think I’m going to get the opportunities at Glory and be able to develop into the best player I can be and show that off.
“I really want to try and solidify my spot in the team and just do as much as I can for the team to be in the best position we can be to win games and make the Finals.”
Glory Head Coach Alex Epakis, meanwhile, feels that Keane’s all-action playing style makes her a perfect fit for the squad which he is assembling here in the West.
“Aideen is a fantastic addition to our squad and I am really happy that she has decided to call Glory home for next season,” he said.
“Her youth international experience to date shows that she is a player of immense promise and is highly regarded.
“She is such a blockbuster player who has very intense actions and movement with and without the ball and she will certainly add attacking qualities to our team in the front third.
“Our attacking style of play is going to be a key aspect for us as a team next season and having Aideen ensures that we have great attacking options to really bring that dynamic type of play to life.
“I know she works extremely hard and she will certainly be a strong and competitive presence within the team.
“Furthermore, Aideen has made the move to Perth because she believes in the vision that we are heading in and feels that she can play a part in helping us achieve our goals as a club.
“I know that she is extremely hungry to keep improving her game and has a really strong mindset in terms of helping the team as well as individually refining her own skill set.
“I am really excited to have her as part of the Glory family.”
Those sentiments were echoed by Glory CEO Tony Pignata.
“Alex is building a dynamic, hungry and talented squad for next season and Aideen personifies those qualities,” he said.
“I’m sure her desire to get forward and make an impact in the final third will quickly endear her to our Members and fans and I look forward to seeing her in action as part of what I’m confident will be a very competitive Glory side in 2021/22.”