SIGNING NEWS: Hayley Raso returns to Brisbane

Brisbane Roar FC are delighted to announce the signing of dynamic Matildas winger Hayley Raso ahead of the 2017/18 Westfield W-League season.

The talented attacker will link up with her new side in mid-October after fulfilling her contract with Portland Thorns FC in the American National Women's Soccer League. 

Raso, who is fresh from helping the Matildas clean sweep Brazil, returns to the Roar having represented the club between 2013-2015.

The 23-year-old becomes Head Coach Mel Andreatta's fourth signing after captain Clare Polkinghorne, goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold and Hong Kong International striker Wai Ki Cheung recently committed their futures to the club.

 

Raso

Known for her attacking traits in the final third, the Brisbane-born footballer will bring pace, versatility, energy and excitement to the Roar Women's lineup.

Brisbane's Head Coach praised the acquisition of Raso and is confident her newest recruit will shine in the tenth edition of Australia's elite women's football competition.

"We're delighted to welcome Hayley back to Brisbane for the upcoming season," Mel Andreatta said.

"She will be such a great addition to our team. Hayley is a player who has proven top-level experience and has been in excellent form for Portland and the Australian National Women's side. 

"I am confident that Hayley's speed will cause opposition defenders plenty of problems this season, not to mention her infectious winning mentality she will bring to our squad."

Roar's latest signing began her senior career with Canberra United and was part of their Championship winning 2011/12 side.

 

Roar Women

Brisbane's opening round match will be against fierce rivals Sydney FC in a blockbuster clash at Allianz Stadium on Friday, 27 October.

Football fans will be able to watch the Roar's round 1 fixture live on Fox Sports Australia, with kick-off scheduled for 5:20 pm local time. 

In what is sure to be a mouthwatering contest, Mel Andreatta's side will take on a Sam Kerr lead Perth Glory at Suncorp Stadium in round 2 on Sunday, November 5. 

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