Signing news: Roar bring Sutton home as Canberra sign New Zealand international

Brisbane Roar have continued their signing spree, announcing experienced striker Rosie Sutton has joined the club ahead of the 2020/21 Westfield W-League campaign.

Sutton’s arrival takes Brisbane’s signing tally to eight players since the start of November, including Westfield Matildas stars Emily Gielnik and Tameka Yallop.

The 30-year-old joins the club after playing nine times for Melbourne Victory in the 2019/20 Westfield W-League campaign, and says the importance of family made it an easy decision to join Brisbane’s ranks ahead of the 2020/21 season.

“I’m excited to be able to stay at home this season and have family and friends around me,” Sutton said.

“It’s one of the main reasons I chose to stay in Brisbane – family is really important to me.

They’ve never really had the opportunity to watch me consistently so that will be a nice change.”


Roar Head Coach Jake Goodship says Sutton’s experience will add to his side’s good blend of youth and wiser heads.

“Rosie is a terrific addition to our squad,” Goodship said.

“We have a really good mix of experience and youth in our squad this year and Rosie’s experience, game knowledge and goal-scoring ability, shown across many seasons in the [Westfield] W-League will be a great asset for us.

“She has scored in every [Westfield] W-League season she’s played – that’s what quality strikers do and we hope that she can score plenty in the orange jersey this season.”

In Canberra, meanwhile, New Zealand international Paige Satchell will embark on her first venture into Westfield W-League football after signing with Canberra United for the 2020/21 season.

The 22-year-old striker arrives in the nation’s capital after a season spend at German Frauen-Bundesliga outfit SC Sand.

Satchell has 18 international caps for New Zealand, having featured at the U17’s FIFA Women’s World Cup and twice at the U20’s FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Yallop; Satchell

Satchell told the club website playing in the Westfield W-League has been an aspiration of hers throughout her burgeoning playing career.

“I’m super excited to have signed with Canberra for my first season in the Westfield W-League,” Satchell said.

“The Westfield W-League has always been a big point of interest for myself and it’s always been a league that I have aspired to be a part of.

“It is definitely going to be a challenge but I’m always looking to push myself to be better and I think this league will be perfect for that.

“I’ve spoken to a few different people as well as some players within the club and everyone has been super welcoming which makes me really think that Canberra will be a great fit for me and I can’t wait to get started.”