The Western Sydney Wanderers are pleased to announce the signing of Australian international Casey Dumont.
24-year-old Dumont joins the Red & Black as one of the Westfield W-League’s most successful players: winning two Championships and one Premiership as well as making either the semi-final or grand final in every season she has played.
Having previously played for Sydney FC and Brisbane Roar, the goalkeeper spent last season recovering from injury after rupturing her ACL in a pre-World Cup friendly against New Zealand in 2015.
Dumont’s signing is a coup for the Wanderers as – under new head coach Richard Byrne – they look to qualify for the Westfield W-League finals for the first time.
After training with the club to build back her fitness, Dumont said signing with the Wanderers was something she was excited to do.
“I trained with the Wanderers’ boys before the Olympics and they got me so fit. I wasn’t even a player at the club but they made me so welcome and they really helped my training so I’m looking forward to that aspect: it’s going to build me as a better player”, said Dumont.
“The most exciting thing is that the Wanderers are such a supportive club in every aspect. The men are so interested in the women’s team and the coaches are so welcoming: you ask for anything and they straight away help you.
“Everything about the Wanderers makes them a professional club and that’s going to be the best aspect. The club makes you feel like a professional footballer which is how we should feel.”
As one of the most successful players in the league’s history, Dumont had no doubt as to what she wants to achieve this season.
“The goal straight up is finals. There is no doubt in my mind that I’m going to help the team out as much as possible to get the Wanderers their first finals appearance and make it all the way”, said Dumont.
“Speaking with the new coaching team of Richard Byrne, Davide Del Giovine and Leah Blayney, the winning mentality is there: everyone has the same goal and everyone wants to push each other to achieve that.
“The squad is going to be of high standard, everyone is going to challenge each other and the coaches are not going to lower their standards: they know what they want and that is performance.“