Talented Australian midfielder heading to Iceland

Grace Maher will swap Melbourne for the Icelandic capital after signing for Reykjavík-based side KR.

KR (also known as Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur), play in the top tier of Iceland, the Úrvalsdeild kvenna.

They have the third most domestic league titles in Iceland (six), but are coming off a poor 2018 season in which the club finished four points above the relegation zone in eighth.

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Maher, 20, spent four seasons at Canberra United and won the championship in 2014 before joining Melbourne Victory in 2018.

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The midfielder played eight matches in Victory’s premiership-winning campaign and scored a memorable 94th equaliser in Victory’s 4-2 semi-final defeat to Perth Glory in February.

The 2019 Úrvalsdeild kvenna season begins on Friday, May 3 with KR shaping up against HK/Vikingur.