Canberra United have committed experienced campaigner Taren King and young-gun Olivia Price as their fifth and sixth signings of the season.
King is in her second season with Canberra but has played under Heather Garriock's stewardship for almost the entireity of her career.
“For the last two years, I’ve enjoyed being down here in Canberra with the team and Heather, so I’m stoked to be back,” King said.
“Heather always tries to get the best out of me, she always pushes me and she’s a familiar face so I’m looking forward to working with her again this season.”
Price, however, is a slightly different story. The former Young Matildas captain was a very highly rated junior, but had struggled to find consistent game time in the W-League until last season, when the move to Canberra proved fortuitous for her career.
After some very solid displays in a tough season for the Canberrans, it's little surprise to see her don the green again next season.
“I really enjoyed my first year in Canberra so I’m delighted to be back,” Price said.
“I’ve obviously had a few seasons in the Westfield W-League, but I think last year in Canberra was really the first time I saw consistent game time on the field, so I’m excited to build on that.”
Garriock was rapt with her new-signings, speaking of the off-field presence they bring to the club.
“Taren is a player who contributes massively to our culture and brings a real sense of calm to the backline,” Garriock said.
“While Olivia is a quiet achiever with a superb work ethic who we can always rely on to get the job done.
“She will play a key role for us in midfield with her composure and silky skills.”