Liberty A-League goal machine Michelle Heyman is closing in on a century of goals in the national competition and will be heading for that target in green as the 2023/2024 season commences in mid-October.
Heyman, who scored twelve goals in eighteen games last season, moves into the second year of her two-year deal with Canberra United and the striker, who has previously represented Central Coast Mariners and Adelaide United, is champing at the bit to get back on the A-League scoring trail.
“I am excited by the prospect of the new season and playing once more for this amazing football club,” Heyman, scorer of 96 A-League goals, said.
“We were so close to making the top four last season, which was our aim at the beginning of the campaign, so in a way we are disappointed that we were unable to achieve that. We certainly ended the year strongly though and will use that to build on for a successful 2023/24.”
United missed out on finals football by the skin of their teeth last term, ending the season in fifth place with only goal difference separating them from Melbourne Victory who finished two strikes ahead of Canberra.
Having the prolific Heyman back to bolster the ranks, the forward requiring half-a-dozen goals to hit triple figures, will mean that Canberra possesses a player with an innate eye for goal, incredible leadership skills, and someone who knows the club inside and out.
“I have enjoyed many wonderful seasons at Canberra United and the positive vibes we are feeling under Njegosh Popovich is certain to make sure we hit the ground running in the forthcoming season,” Heyman said.
“As a club, we know all about winning, about claiming silverware and the memories that Grand Finals bring to us as players, and to our amazing fanbase. We are fully committed to bringing those feelings back to the club in the 2023/24 season and I am looking forward to taking to the field in front of the wall of green once more.”
Michelle Heyman has committed to Canberra United for the 2023/2024 season, and you can too! Memberships for the new Liberty A-League campaign are on sale now and you can purchase yours from www.prod.canberraunited.aleagues.com.au.
Name: Michelle Heyman
Date of Birth: 4 July 1988
Place of Birth: Shellharbour, NSW
Matildas Caps: 61
Matildas Goals: 20