Flannery had a breakout season in 2016/17 but missed a number of games last season through injuries.

The 19-year-old made only two starts after two foot injuries restricted her game time but is raring to go for season 11.

“I really am looking forward to coming back,” she said.

“This will be my fourth year playing for Canberra United, which is amazing, because I used to be such a big supporter and it was always a dream of mine to play in Green.”

She has bounced back after an injury-ridden summer with Sydney University, who will run out for in the NPL Women's NSW Grand Final this weekend after she scored the winner as Uni beat FNSW Institute.

Garriock has praise of Flannery and stated that she will be a key player this season.

“Everyone knows she is lightning quick, but she also a very versatile player who we can utilise on either the left or right side and she’s all set to be a key player for us this season.”

Garriock told The Sydney Morning Herald she will offer "one or two more" contracts to local players and they will be invited to the first two weeks of preseason on a trial basis.

"All my recruiting is done and it's just a matter of picking from the players who come trial in preseason," Garriock said.

"Some will come from interstate but I'm really excited seeing how much talent there is here in Canberra," she added.

Confirmed players: Taren King, Aoife Colvill, Nikola Orgill, Natasha Prior, Refiloe Jane, Rhoda Mulaudzi and Nikki Flannery