Goalkeeper Keeley Richards back with Canberra for 2021/22

Canberra United is pleased to announce the re-signing of Keeley Richards for the upcoming W-League season.

The goalkeeper joined the club for the 2020/21 season, managing three clean sheets for the side, including in her debut against the Western Sydney Wanderers in Round 5.

Richards spent the off-season with Logan United in the Queensland NPLW, where she has made more than 100 appearances for the club over five seasons.

Richards said it was an easy decision to come back to Canberra for her second season in the W-League.

“The experience last year was incredible and the opportunity to continue to work with and learn from Chantel Jones and Vicki Linton was something I jumped at,” Richards said.

“The culture of the club is like no other team I’ve been involved with and it’s a privilege to be a part of that again.”

Richards added she’s determined to go one better with the team this upcoming season.

“Getting knocked out in the semi last year was tough, it would be amazing to be able to take it one step further this season.”

Head Coach Vicki Linton said she’s looking forward to seeing what Keeley can do in her second season of W-League.

“It is good to have Keeley back,” Vicki said.

“After making her debut last season I am sure she will be keen to get back into the environment, continue to develop and learn and build on her performance from last year.”