Above: Fiona Worts applauds the Adelaide United fans at the end of their best ever W-/A-League Women season. Photo: Adelaide United.
In a major boost for the South Australian club, Adelaide United announced this morning that English forward, Fiona Worts, the A-League Women’s top scorer for 2021/22 has signed a new deal for next season.
In the meantime, Worts will join Norwegian top-flight club LSK Kvinner FK before returning for her third campaign with Adelaide.
The 26-year-old was in sensational form for the Reds this season, scoring 13 goals in 14 regular season matches, on her way to claiming the competition’s Golden Boot as United experienced the most successful season in its history.
Speaking about committing to Adelaide and her impending move to the Toppserien, Worts said: “The season just gone was the best of my career so far and I hope I can build on that.
“While we did get eliminated in the first week of the finals, we still had a really good season and one that we’re proud of.
“I still feel there is unfinished business in the A-League and I will return to Adelaide with this incredible squad and have another go at competing for a title.
“I’m also looking forward to challenging myself and spending time in Norway during the offseason in a tough league which will only help improve my game and make me a better player when I return to Adelaide.”
Adelaide United Head Coach, Adrian Stenta, said: “Retaining Fiona for next season was a high priority of ours because she is a very important player for us.
“Fiona had a fantastic year not just from a scoring perspective, but she was an excellent attacking outlet with her hold-up play allowing her to combine superbly with her fellow teammates.
“The opportunity to play abroad in Norway is also exciting for her and one that I’m sure will be extremely beneficial for her continued development.”
In two seasons with Adelaide United, Worts has accumulated 24 appearances, notching 15 goals and seven assists.