Adelaide's Racheal Quigley off to Kansas | Source: Getty
Several more players have signed for overseas clubs as pre-season nears or commences for the northern hemisphere with Canberra United leading the latest round of exits.
While United Player of the Year Nicole Sykes has already departed to join up with her Swedish team Kristianstads IFF and Lydia Williams prepares for her second season with Pitea, captain Ellie Brush has also departed to play in Norway with no word yet on the team she will suit up for.
Also playing in Northern Europe will be midfielder Jennifer Bisset who has been picked up by Finnish side PK-35 Vantaa. Fellow midfielder Grace Gill FC has utilized the connections of coach Jitka Klimkova to head to FC Slovako in the Czech Republic. It is a side which Klimkova coached from 2004 – 2011 before joining Canberra United.
"PK-35 paid for the flight, and I would be going over to play soccer, which is a dream combination. I couldn't have done any of it without the help of the Canberra United coaches," said Bisset to the Football Australia website.
"I would never have imagined it possible without the likes of yourself and others who paved the way before me."
"I think after this trip I will definitely have become a better footballer. I can hopefully bring the pace of the game over here back home, as well as the good touch needed to control a speeding ball. I think the level here is the same as back home, because it's all relative to the pitch and the climate. Although, I think here I might become a little fitter."
With many of her compatriots heading to the cold of Europe, utility Snez Veljanovska is heading to the US summer with the LA Strikers. US W-League side the Strikers have been home to several Canberra players in the past with striker Caitlin Munoz and former United striker Amy Chapman spending a number of months there last season.
Also heading to the warmth of the States is Adelaide United striker Racheal Quigley with the former Young Matilda snapped up by WPSL side Kansas City Shock.
"I'm excited to have Racheal join the Shock this summer," said Head Coach Nicole Ortiz on the Shock website.
"As an overseas player, she will bring a different dynamic to the game of soccer in the US. She has a positive attitude that will be contagious to the entire Shock program."
Quigley has been the lynchpin the Lady Reds attack for the last couple of seasons and is pleased that her efforts have been noticed abroad.
" Given the chance to play a new style of soccer with an entirely new team is real exciting," she said.
"I'm hoping to learn heaps from this experience and give the team everything I have to be successful in the WPSL. I am a very passionate player and cannot wait to share my enthusiasm with my new team."