Another home-grown star has re-signed with Canberra United for the upcoming W-League season, with Lauren Keir putting pen to paper.
The 24-year-old made a huge impact in Canberra’s run to finals last season, playing 90 minutes of every match to notch up 1,170 minutes of W-League football in 2020/21.
“Since her debut in 2018, the defender has shown reliability at the back but also made two great goal assists in Season 13 of the W-League, which led to game winning goals.”
Keir said she can’t wait to do it all again this season.
“It means a lot to put the Canberra jersey back on for another season & play for my home town again,” Lauren said.
“I want to play consistent football & help the team go one step further this season.”
Keir is the eighth signing to be announced for the upcoming season, joining Michelle Heyman, Emma Ilijoski, Laura Hughes, Allira Toby, Grace Maher, Keeley Richards and Hayley Taylor-Young.
“I absolutely loved every part of last season & can’t wait to be back working with Vicki, the girls & seeing all our fans again!”
“It is great to re-sign Lauren for the upcoming season, joining the number of Canberra locals in the squad,” Canberra United Head Coach Vicki Linton said.
“Lauren had a good season last year, contributing to our run into the finals. I look forward to working with her again and see her continue her development.”
Canberra United Squad Signings for 2021/22:
Michelle Heyman, Emma Ilijoski, Laura Hughes, Allira Toby, Grace Maher, Keeley Richards, Hayley Taylor-Young, Lauren Keir