Signing news: Yallop among three new additions for Roar

Westfield Matildas star Tameka Yallop will play a 13th season for Brisbane Roar in the Westfield W-League after signing a new deal with the club this week.

Yallop is one of three players to re-commit to the club for 2020/21, including young duo Georgina Worth and Kaitlyn Torpey.

But it’s Yallop’s retention which is huge for Jake Goodship’s squad ahead of the new campaign, which begins next month.

“I had been waiting on edge for it [the season start date] to be announced and it was great to hear the news when that was confirmed,” Yallop said on Roar’s website.

“I’ve been training with the men’s team in New Zealand – a couple of in-house scrimmages and things like that, but I’m really looking forward to getting back out there in a competitive environment.

“It [Brisbane Roar] is close to home and I love pulling on the orange jersey.”

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Yallop, who has made 118 appearances for the club, is Roar’s all-time leading scorer and a two-time Championship winner in Brisbane.

Meanwhile, young guns Worth and Torpey have also signed on for another season.

The pair, who have both represented Capalaba FC this season in the NPL Women’s Queensland, both made their Westfield W-League debuts during the 2016/17 campaign and join Yallop and Kim Carroll and Tameka Yallop as the first additions for the upcoming season.

“I started my career here in Brisbane and I’ve played all my football here so it’s great to be back for another season,” said Torpey, 20.

“The first goal for us this year is to get back into the finals and we’re all really excited about the season ahead.”

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