Skipper Rigby back on board for 2022/23 Season

Perth Glory is delighted to confirm that Liberty A-League skipper Natasha Rigby has re-signed with the club for the 2022/23 Season.

The 29-year-old, who made her club debut in 2016, was an ever-present again last term, taking her tally of appearances in purple to 77 and claiming the Players’ Player of the Year Award.

Despite being forced to play all but one of their games away from home in 2021/22, Alex Epakis’ side only missed out on a Finals berth on goal difference and Rigby is bullish about their prospects for the forthcoming campaign.

“I am so excited to sign on again for the upcoming season,” she said.

“We made some fantastic progress last season and I am so looking forward to building on that in 2022/23!

“I am really looking forward to getting back on the field with the coaching staff and players; it certainly feels like we have got something to prove and I am excited to see what we are capable of.”

Epakis, meanwhile, is thrilled that one of the most dedicated and passionate players in Glory’s history is set to play on for a seventh year.

“Myself and the club are very proud to have Tash back for the upcoming season,” he said.

“She has been a pivotal player for many years at the club and last season, was a consistent stand-out player on and off the field.

“This was highlighted by her recently being named Players’ Player for the 21/22 season.

“She is wholeheartedly invested in the team, plays a key role in defining our culture and always leads by example with her actions on and off the field.

“It is very clear that the team can trust and rely on Tash during difficult moments and she certainly never lets anyone down.

“She bleeds purple and I can’t wait to work with her again this upcoming season.”

Those sentiments were echoed by Glory CEO, Tony Pignata.

“Tash is a wonderful ambassador for the club and for women’s football in general and we are extremely proud that she will be representing us once again next season,” he said.

“We know that she will continue to play a key role on and off the field in what we are confident will be a very successful Liberty A-League campaign.”

Further player announcements will be made shortly.