Former favourite returns to Glory for W-League 2021/22 Season

Kim Carroll signing graphic

Perth Glory is delighted to confirm that experienced defender Kim Carroll has re-joined the club for the Westfield W-League 2021/22 Season.

The 33-year-old made more than 60 appearances in purple over the course of five seasons, featuring in two Grand Finals, before returning to her previous club Brisbane Roar in 2020.

Having helped the Queenslanders reach the Finals last season, the former Matilda with 54 senior international caps to her name is looking forward to playing her part in driving Glory towards the same objective in the coming campaign.

“Essentially I’m based in Perth now, so I wanted to return to my new home,” she said.

“Alex Epakis [Head Coach] has a plan for the club in the short and long term, he’s very competitive and has that winning mentality, so it all seems very exciting.

“He’s signed some young, up-and-coming players and is looking to create a competitive environment and only good things can come from that.

“At a personal level, I want to be fit and healthy and playing at my best and challenge other people within the team as I hope they challenge me.

“And in terms of the team targets, any team would be crazy if they said they didn’t want a top-four finish.”

Epakis, meanwhile, believes that Carroll is another key signing for Glory whose positive influence will be felt on and off the field.

“Kim returning to the club is without doubt a fantastic outcome for the club and team,” he said.

“She has a priceless amount of experience and will bring an added level of leadership to our group.

“From all my contact with her so far, it is very clear that she is a determined character and is ready to come back to Glory and play a part in helping the team improve.

“Overall, Kim is a very welcome addition and I can’t wait to work closely with her to help her perform at the best level possible.”

Glory CEO Tony Pignata is similarly pleased to see a player of Carroll’s stature back in the Glory fold.

“Kim remains one of the standout defenders in the competition and was a cornerstone of our side for many years,” he said.

“It’s fantastic that she has decided to return and be a part of what is a very exciting project currently underway at the club.”

Further Westfield W-League signing announcements are expected in the near future.

Glory v Canberra - Kim Carroll celebrates