New signing Bianca Galic is ready to show what she's made of in her second season of the W-League competition.
The 21-year-old spent her first season of the competition in the nation's capital with Canberra United where she made four appearances and scored one goal in the back-end of the season.
For Galic, the experiences from her first season in the W-League are something that she can grow from in her second season with the Wanderers.
"Last season was great for me. I met new people, learnt how to adapt to a new playing style and was constantly pushed in a professional environment - something that I hadn't been involved in before," said Galic.
"After looking back at the season, I know I was well and truly out of my comfort zone and I can definitely say that I have grown as a person and as a player.
"At the end of the day, change is what helps you grow and that’s exactly what I achieved last season.
"The W-League competition itself is intense and every game was a game you had to win.
"Two of the most memorable moments I had with Canberra United was scoring my first W-League goal on home ground territory and making it to the semifinals - an achievement Canberra hadn’t reached in 4 years."
Galic has spent her entire youth and senior career in the ranks of Sydney University's National Premier League Women's team so to be able to now represent a Sydney-based club in the W-League is a dream come true for the young midfielder.
"My football development started in Sydney at a very young age," reflected Galic.
"To be representing a Sydney based team in the W-League is something you dream of when you’re in the youth system.
"It’s great to be able to tick that off my list this year and have the support of my family and friends at each game in Western Sydney.
"In terms of the club, the Wanderers have been known to always fight for every match, every goal and every point and that’s something that resonates with me - it's a direct reflection of the spirit and culture of the club.
"These last few years the Wanderers have been re-building a squad that's in contention for Finals football and I’m excited to help the club and Cath (head coach Catherine Cannuli) get there this season.
With the club's W-League pre-season expected to start in the coming weeks, Galic is determined to become a consistent and reliable player in the 2021/22 squad.
"Personally, I’d like to keep growing my game and take it a step further than last season," said Galic.
"It would be great to find myself scoring some goals and assisting my teammates to score their own. I also want to be a consistent player that my teammates can rely on, week in and week out.
"I know Cath (head coach Catherine Cannuli) has high expectations of where she wants to take the club and I’d like to help push the team to achieve what we set out to do.
"It would be great on a personal and club level to make another Finals Series appearance!"