Experienced goalkeeper Langman added to ALW squad

Perth Glory is delighted to confirm that goalkeeper Sarah Langman (formerly Sarah Willacy) has signed a one-year deal with the club.

The 27-year-old has played nearly 60 Liberty A-League games during spells with her hometown club, Adelaide United and most recently, Western Sydney Wanderers and was called into the Matildas squad for the 2019 friendly series against Chile.

Having featured 13 times for Wanderers last term, she is looking forward to furthering her ambitions to play Finals football here in the West.

“I’m excited for my move to Perth for the upcoming season,” she said.

“[Head Coach] Alex Epakis has built a core playing group and I am looking forward to bringing my experiences to the team and helping the club push for that Finals spot.

“I think the move to Perth is the right one for me to keep developing my football and to be the best I can be.”

Epakis believes that Langman is another key addition to the squad for 2022/23.

“I am excited to have Sarah as part of the Perth Glory family for next season,” he said.

“She has a great character about her and a strong skill-set on the field.

“She will certainly add further depth to our goalkeeper options and will be doing her part to fight for a position and help the team improve and grow further.

“Sarah brings the experience of 60-odd ALW appearances and has been involved in senior Matildas camps across recent years.

“I believe her key strengths, on top of her shot-stopping ability, are her distribution from the back and her aggressive positioning.

“I look forward to having her in the squad this season.”

Glory CEO Tony Pignata is similarly enthused by the prospect of Langman lining up for Glory.

“Sarah is undoubtedly one of the best ‘keepers in the competition,” he said, “and a very good pick-up for the club.

“There is serious competition for every position in the squad that Alex has worked so hard to assemble and that bodes well for what we are confident will be a really successful Liberty A-League campaign.”

Langman debuted for Adelaide in the 2016/17 season and soon established herself as the Reds’ first-choice number one, forcing herself into Matildas contention in the process

After six seasons with United, she completed a move to Western Sydney where she was again a regular starter, making 21 starts across the 2020/21 and 2021/22 campaigns.

Glory’s new recruit made 47 saves last term and kept three clean sheets.

Perth Glory Contracted Players for Liberty A-League Season 2022/23

Morgan Aquino, Sarah Langman, Alana Jancevski, Kim Carroll, Hana Lowry, Claudia Mihocic, Tijan McKenna, Sofia Sakalis, Isabella Wallhead, Abbey Green, Natasha Rigby, Cyera Hintzen, Liz Anton, Sarah Cain, Demi Koulizakis, Sadie Lawrence, Ella Mastrantonio, Susan Phonsongkham.

Further signing announcements will be made shortly.