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Sep 15, 2021   |  2:14PM AET

In-form midfielder makes Glory W-League return

In-form midfielder makes Glory W-League return

Perth Glory is delighted to confirm that midfielder Sadie Lawrence has signed with the club for the W-League 2021/22 Season.

The 28-year-old returns to the Glory fold having previously made 17 W-League appearances in the famous purple between 2009 and 2012.

With ten goals from 21 games for Murdoch University Melville FC, Lawrence has been in stellar form in the NPLW WA this season and the former Australia Under-20s representative is now hugely excited at the prospect of re-igniting her W-League career.

“To be back playing for Glory is something that I’ve wanted for such a long time,” she said, “and I couldn’t be happier or more grateful to have this opportunity.

“My aim is to just play the best football I possibly can and do the best for my home-state club.

“I’m really looking forward to working with [Head Coach] Alex Epakis and hopefully I can help get the club to where it wants to be.”

Epakis, meanwhile, is confident that Lawrence can make a major contribution in the coming campaign.

“I am ecstatic to have Sadie back at Perth Glory this season,” he said.

“She has previously represented the club very proudly and will add a further level of depth and quality to our spine this year.

“I have been watching the NPLW WA very closely this season and she has been a consistent standout player.

“I believe she has the mind-set and leadership qualities to be a really valued member of our squad.

“I’m really looking forward to working with Sadie and am backing her to work very hard and help the team in achieving our goals this season.”

Glory CEO Tony Pignata also feels that the signing of Lawrence will be welcomed by the club’s Members and fans.

“Sadie is another example of our commitment to giving local WA players an opportunity to represent their home-state club,” he said.

“Alex [Epakis] is assembling an exciting and dynamic mix of local, interstate and international players whom we are confident will make Glory highly-competitive and very entertaining to watch in the W-League this season.”