Canberra United is delighted to announce that Canberra United scholarship player Chloe Lincoln has been elevated to the playing squad for the remainder of the Liberty A-League Women’s season.
The 17-year-old has been training with the team since the start of pre-season, and has shown great promise as an up-and-coming goalkeeper.
She joins the squad following an impressive season with the Canberra United Academy in the NPLW.
“I have been so honoured to be immersed in such an amazing environment this season with incredible players, coaches, staff and supporters. To now be offered a full contract is a dream come true,” Chloe said.
“I have been so lucky to be surrounded by quality people who have enabled me an opportunity to develop my game and to learn what it means to be a part of something as special and unique as United. The girls work hard and have this connection and humility that I admire and am proud to be part of.
“My goal this season is to do everything I can to support the team to achieve the success they deserve. Keeley is having an awesome season and I want to continue to help her in every way I can in every session and on game days. The coaches and more experienced players have been so approachable and supportive and I hope I can continue to learn as much as possible from them and this experience.”
Head Coach Vicki Linton congratulated Chloe on her signing, saying she’s a great addition to the squad.
“Chloe is a talented young player and has come into this environment and straight away has looked right at home at this level,” Vicki said.
“She has a great mentality and mindset and has made the most of every day, learning from every experience.
“It’s great that she now has the opportunity to experience the match day environment and I know that she will contribute positively to the team and continue to learn from the experience.”
Chloe will travel with the team for Canberra United’s Round 7 match against Sydney FC on January 15. Kick-off is 5pm at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium.