Up-and-coming ‘keeper joins Glory ALW squad

Perth Glory is delighted to confirm that Junior Matildas goalkeeper Lilly Bailey has been signed for the Liberty A-League 2023/24 season.

The 18-year-old Perth local arrives at the club off the back of a stellar 2023 season in which she was a key member of the Hyundai NTC side that claimed the WA State Cup and secured a fourth-place finish in the NPLW WA.

She is now relishing the prospect of taking the next step in her football journey with her hometown club.

“I’m so excited to be able to come into the squad this season,” she said.

“I’ve been lucky to have been training in the background for a couple of years and have seen first-hand the amount of work that [Head Coach] Alex [Epakis], the staff and the team do.

“I’m keen to show what I can do, while also being there to support the team and help them achieve their goals.”

Glory Head Coach Alex Epakis believes that Bailey is a player with huge potential.

“Lilly is one of the most talented up-and-coming goalkeepers in the country,” he said, “and is another proud local player who is keen to play for her hometown club.

“She has been involved in various training blocks with our team over a number of years and I am very proud to be able to give her this opportunity to be part of the team and club moving into the new season.

“Lilly is a mature young person with a fearless mind-set which is very important for her position.

“Moreover, she is a player that will be able to grow and develop with great support and coaching.

“She has a bright future ahead and I am excited to see her progress and compete over the coming months.”