Canberra United are delighted to welcome back midfield playmaker Grace Maher who has re-signed with the club for the forthcoming Liberty A-League season.
The talented Canberra local has been a mainstay of the club in recent seasons, having burst onto the elite level scene as a teenager, going on to make over seventy appearances in the league, scoring ten goals in the process.
Widely known for her ability to strike from range, Maher is a fan favourite having initially made her name in the local leagues before being snapped up to make her Canberra United debut in the 2014 season.
“I am thrilled to be signing for Canberra United for another season in green and am looking forward to working with Njegosh (Popovich), the Canberra United staff and the rest of the squad,” Maher said.
“Canberra United are my local team and, whilst it may be cliché, they are my team and one that I feel privileged to play for. To represent my hometown team in the national competition is something I treasure, and I can’t wait to get back out in front of our magnificent supporters.
“Njegosh is building a squad that will be capable of playing creative, attractive football and with the combination of our loved home grown players and new interstate talent, we will be fighting to bring trophies home to Canberra for the 2022/23 season.”
Maher, who has represented Australia at U17 and U20 levels, has spent all of her career with United, bar a couple of campaigns with Melbourne Victory, and has scored nine goals for Canberra and one for the Melbourne based side.
“Grace is a top class player, a technician, who has excellent control, a wide range of passing and the ability to strike at goal from distance,” Njegosh Popovich, United’s Head Coach, said of the signing.
“We have witnessed at first-hand the qualities that Grace possesses over her eight seasons in the Liberty A-League and I am delighted that she has decided to re-sign for another season with the club.
“Not only is she a great footballer, but she also brings an understanding of Canberra and the culture of the club and the city, and that is important when you are building a harmonious and successful football club.”
News of Canberra United memberships for the 2022/23 season will be available shortly as the team returns to their traditional home of McKellar Park.
Name: Grace Maher
Date of Birth: 18/04/1999
Place of Birth: Canberra, ACT
Former Clubs: Majura, Canberra Olympic, Melbourne Victory, Australia U17, Australia U20
A-League Appearances: 72
A-League Goals: 10