Perth Glory is delighted to announce that highly-rated midfielder Isobel Dalton has signed with the club for the next two Liberty A-League seasons.
Now 25, Dalton is a former Australia Under-17 representative who has spent the last three years in Europe playing for Italian side Napoli and most recently, English FA Women’s Championship outfit, Lewes.
Born in the UK but raised in Queensland, she is also no stranger to the Liberty A-League having made 25 appearances for Brisbane Roar and claimed the club’s Player of the Season Award in 2021.
Glory’s first new ALW recruit for 2023/24 cannot wait to open another chapter of her career here in the West.
“I’m excited to be returning to Australia and the A-League for the next two years,” she said.
“I felt I was at a point in my career where an opportunity to be back in the country and closer to family was something I was looking for.
“I knew immediately after speaking with [Head Coach] Alex [Epakis] that Perth was the club I wanted to pursue that at and I’m grateful for the trust that has already been shown in bringing me to the club.
“Glory has shown they’re capable of competing at the top, so I’m hoping to play my part in helping the club achieve their goals, as well as continuing my personal development.”
Epakis, meanwhile, believes that the University of Colorado graduate will significantly bolster his midfield options in the upcoming campaign.
“Having Izzy join us for the next two seasons is fantastic,” he said.
“She has a strong track record of experience across the ALW, youth national teams and most recently in Italy and the UK.
“Her professionalism and approach is first class, her best football is in front of her and she is going to make a huge impact on the team.
“Each conversation I have had with her across recent months has left me with a very clear picture; she is coming to Perth to represent the club as best as she can, improve our team and help us progress as a team.”
Further squad announcements will be made shortly.