Glory swoop for Young Matildas forward

Susan Phonsongkham signing graphic

Perth Glory is delighted to confirm that highly-rated Young Matildas forward Susan Phonsongkham has joined the club for the Westfield W-League 2021/22 Season.

The 20-year-old arrives having spent the past four seasons with Western Sydney Wanderers for whom she made a total of 19 W-League appearances and scored one goal.

A mobile and versatile forward, Phonsongkham claimed the NPL NSW Golden Boot while playing for Sydney Olympic in 2019 and is now looking to make a similar impact for Glory next season.

“I’m really looking forward to experiencing a new environment and working under Alex Epakis [Head Coach],” she said.

“I like the way he wants the club to be going, it’s definitely heading in the right direction and I really want to be a part of that.”

Epakis, meanwhile, believes that the Thailand-born attacker has the potential to become a real favourite with the Glory faithful.

“Susan playing for Perth Glory next season will be a sight that all our supporters should be really excited about,” he said.

“She is a very good player who has so many technical and positional qualities.

“There are not many players in the country who have Susan’s attacking quality and she will certainly bring another level to our attack.

“I am excited to have the opportunity to coach her and I know that she is coming to Perth Glory to work very hard, improve and help the club achieve its goals.”

Glory CEO Tony Pignata feels that Phonsongkham is another high-quality addition to what is an exciting squad being assembled at the club.

“Alex has secured the services of some of the brightest young talents in the country over the last few weeks,” he said, “and Susan also fits into the category.

“I’m sure she will have an important role to play in what promises to be an exciting W-League campaign for the club in 2021/22.”