Perth Glory have re-signed highly-rated homegrown teenagers Abbey Green and Isabella Wallhead for the next two women’s A-League seasons. Green, 19, debuted in the 2018-19 season and enjoyed a breakout campaign last year with six starts.
The attacker moved to the unfamiliar full-back role and earned a place in the Young Matildas squad.
Former junior Matilda, central defender Matilda Wallhead, also 19, has been with Glory from 2019 and has 10 A-League appearances including four starts.
“I’m grateful to sign with Perth again for the next couple of years,” Green said. “The team has a really positive culture and I’m determined to work hard and cement myself in the starting eleven. “I think the main goal for this season is to make finals after coming so close last year.”
The pair are part of the long-term plan of coach Alex Epakis who is confident they will continue to progress and fulfil their potential.
“To secure both Abbey and Bella for the next two seasons is a really great outcome,” Epakis said.
“They are WA locals who have spent time at the club, developed and are now ready to play a bigger role within the team over the next few seasons.
“Both players have shown they have the ability and mindset to compete at the ALW level and their character and commitment to the club is strong.”
Glory chief executive Tony Pignata said he was excited by the way the squad was shaping for next season after a number of re-signings.
“The club is committed to providing opportunities for young WA players to play at A-League level and both Abbey and Bella have seized the opportunities they have been given,” Pignata said.
“They have the potential to be major players for Glory going forward and securing their services for another two years helps further enhance the quality and balance of the playing group.”