A revamped and ready-to-roll Brisbane Roar are looking to build on last season's success with new head coach Jake Goodship.
The leader of the pack, the Roar’s captain has always been leading from the back line. As one of the most experienced players in the league, Polkinghorne will not only remain rock steady in defence but also share her expertise with the rest of the squad as assistant coach.
Coming off the back of a strong but unfortunately disappointing world cup campaign with the Matildas, Polkinghorne will be ready to pounce on any ball that comes her way.
Making her return to Brisbane after a stint at Melbourne City, Kellond-Knight will be a force to be reckoned with in the middle of the park.
Alongside former teammates both club and international, Kellond-Knight will be the gateway between the Roar’s defence and attack allowing for smooth transitions across the grounds.
Her command of the midfield won't only set up the strikers, but will also set herself up for some shots on goal.
Back-to-back golden boot winner at the Roar Awards, Allira Toby will again be hungry for goals.
She’ll have some friendly opposition this season with Tameka Yallop and Haley Raso both in good form and hunting for the perfect goal scoring opportunity. “It's an expectation on my behalf and I’m hoping to put a fair few in the back of the net.”
One to Watch
With an abundance of great attackers in the squad this season, Indiah-Paige Riley will be one to keep an eye on.
Having taken out the Breakthrough player of the year award last season, Riley will be keen to back up her stellar performance and prove herself among some of Australia’s best attackers.
Despite only scoring one goal last season, Riley is able to read the game well and make key passes and crosses creating great opportunities for her teammates.
Coming into the new season she is ready to take her game to the next level.
“Its really exciting to get back with the girls, build on what we did last year and hopefully go a step further.”