Canberra United are delighted to announce that Ellie Brush has signed a deal to return to the club for the 2022/23 Liberty A-League season.
Brush is a familiar face to Canberra United supporters having played over a century of matches for United and being part of two Championship and two Premiership winning teams in her first stint in green.
The defender last played in green 2017 before making the move to Sydney, making appearances for both Western Sydney Wanderers and Sydney FC.
“I am extremely excited to be returning to Canberra for the new season and reacquainting myself with the club and its fantastic supporters,” Brush said.
“I have very many happy memories of my time with Canberra United and being part of a wonderful football club in a terrific city. It’s a team that has a special place in my heart and I am thrilled to be back.
“Njegosh is a great coach, we have an excellent coaching and backroom staff that I have had the pleasure of working with previously, and the club are building a strong squad. I can’t wait to get started and get back out on the field in front of some of the best supporters in the league.”
Brush is one of the most experienced players to have played in the Liberty A-League and has also enjoyed stints in the USA with Houston Dash and in Norway with Avaldsnes IL as well as winning a brace of international caps for the Matildas.
Renowned as a speedy central defender, with astute positional sense and an eye for goal, she has managed to find the net twenty times in her Liberty A-League career and will provide a cool head in the United ranks.
“Ellie brings a wealth of top-level experience and nous to our squad, and I am happy that she has decided to re-join Canberra United for the 2022/23 season,” Head Coach Njegosh Popovich commented.
“She is a very experienced defender that has the ability to find forward passes unlocking defences and is also an aerial threat scoring goals from set pieces.
“She knows and understands the culture at Canberra, being part of the club from the inaugural season, and has captained the club for many years. The supporters are all very familiar with Brushy as she has been an integral part of the team since its formation.
“Ellie also has the winning mentality required to mentor and lead younger players through her own experiences being part of leadership groups, helping us to four trophies in her career. Ellie can impart that knowledge to our youngsters. I am looking forward to working with her again during the year.”
Canberra United will play their 2022/23 Liberty A-League season home matches at McKellar Park with a full fixture list and details due to be released shortly.
Name: Ellie Brush
Date of Birth: 19/08/1988
Place of Birth: Canberra, ACT
Former Clubs: Canberra United, Avaldsnes IL, Houston Dash, Western Sydney Wanderers, Sydney FC
A-League Appearances: 132
A-League Goals: 20
International Appearances: 2