The Western Sydney Wanderers are proud to announce the re-signing of Rachel Lowe and Susan Phonsongkham, as well as the signing of Courtney Nevin, for the Westfield W-League 2018/19 season.
Rachel Lowe has signed on for her second season in the Red & Black having made eight appearances for the club in her first Westfield W-League season.
The livewire midfielder has been part of the Young Matildas squad and was called up to make her senior Matildas debut in March, playing against China in the Algarve Cup.
More recently, Lowe has played for Football NSW Institute in the NPL NSW Women’s First Grade competition and scored 10 goals in 23 games for the side.
The creative forward says she’s excited for the upcoming Westfield W-League season.
“I think we’re going to have a really good season. We’re got a great team which is exciting and a lot of old and new players which will make a good dynamic,” said Lowe.
“This season will mark my third season at the club and hopefully it’s a successful season.”
Exciting young attacking talent Susan Phonsongkham returns to the Wanderers for her third season at the club.
The Young Matilda has become a force to be reckoned with in both the Westfield W-League and NSW NPL Women’s first grade competition.
Phongsonkham scored one of the Goals of the Round in the Westfield W-League season and has amassed 16 goals this NPL season.
The youngster says she’s delighted to continue her football journey at the Wanderers and learn from some of the more experienced players in the side.
“I’m really happy to come to the club again. I’m excited for this season because I can see we have a really good team,” said Phonsongkham.
“With the season coming up, I’m expecting a lot from us. I want to play in finals and with the help, and guidance, of the new coach Dan Barrett I believe we will do it.
“Leena Khamis is a great addition to the squad and I’m looking forward to playing with her and maybe we’ll become a deadly duo.”
Courtney Nevin makes the transition from train-on to fully-fledged squad member, signing her first Westfield W-League contract with the Wanderers.
A rising star, Nevin comes to Red & Black off the back of a strong season for Football NSW Institute where she scored 11 goals and is very grateful for the opportunity to sign for her hometown club.
"I'm from Western Sydney so it's an honour for me to sign my first Westfield W-League contract with the Wanderers," said Nevin.
"A lot of hard work has paid off and I'm really looking forward to the season.
"This season I'd really like to break into the starting line-up and get a few games, I want to help the team get to finals."