Perth Glory is delighted to confirm that Deborah-Anne de la Harpe and Sarah Morgan have been signed for the Westfield W-League 2020/21 Season.
20-year-old forward de la Harpe is an Australia Under-20 international with a wealth of WNPL NSW experience, while 19-year-old defender Morgan is also a Young Matildas representative who has previously featured in the W-League for Canberra United and starred for Sydney University SFC.
Both players are keen to prove themselves in purple this term.
"I’m very excited to put on the Perth Glory colours this season," said Morgan.
"I look forward to experiencing a different environment and learning from the players beside me to make myself and the squad the best we can be for this upcoming season."
"I’m really looking forward to joining Perth Glory this W-League season," added de la Harpe.
"I’m excited to experience a new environment and to learn from the coaching staff.
"I’m also excited for the opportunity and feel that we can achieve a lot as a club – I can’t wait to put on the Perth Glory colours!"
Glory Head Coach Alex Epakis knows both players well from his time spent coaching in the WNPL NSW and is confident that they can make a major impact for the club in 2020/21.
"Sarah is a player whom I have worked with over the past three seasons at both Sydney University SFC and Canberra United," he said.
"She is a versatile player who has great positional awareness, good technical ability under pressure and a very good understanding of my playing style.
"More importantly, she is a great young lady who is eager to grow as a player.
"This will be a fantastic opportunity for her to really make her mark in a new environment and I am eager to assist her development further.
"Deborah-Anne has been a player I have been aware of and tracking for some time.
"I’ve coached against her in the WNPL NSW and have been impressed with her physical output and technical quality.
"She has a very mature mind-set and level of professionalism for someone so young and is very eager to make the most of her first W-League opportunity.
"Both are young players with fantastic pedigree who have represented Australia at Young and Junior Matildas level and have the relevant qualities to assist in executing the desired playing style."
Further player announcements will be made in the coming days and Glory’s Westfield W-League Season will get underway on Tuesday 29 December 2020 when Canberra United will provide the opposition at Dorrien Gardens (kick-off at 6pm).
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