Young Matildas Captain Wanders Back For Next Two Years

Impetus’ Ben Gilby hears from Sheridan Gallagher as the Young Matildas captain signs a new two-year deal with Western Sydney Wanderers (14/9/22).

Above: Sheridan Gallagher in action for the Young Matildas against Costa Rica in the U20 World Cup recently. Photo: Football Australia.

Western Sydney Wanderers today confirmed the re-signing of Young Matildas captain Sheridan Gallagher for the next two Liberty A-League seasons.

Gallagher featured in her first season of the domestic competition in 2021/22, making 10 appearances for the Red & Black.

The hardworking forward was recently named Australia’s captain at the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica where she guided the side in the group stages.

Above: Sheridan Gallagher (centre) in action for Western Sydney Wanderers in the Sydney derby last season. Photo: Kris Goman.

Gallagher said she was eying a good season ahead for the Wanderers. “My first season in the A-Leagues was a real eye-opener to what potentially playing football full-time can be,” she explained.

“It was great to get a lot of minutes in my first season and I think working hard and being true to yourself is what I’ll take with me into this upcoming season. My goals are for the club to have a really great season and to help them make Finals would be amazing.

“To recently go to a World Cup and represent your country, to pull on that jersey is an amazing feeling and to play against world-class players is an experience I’ll never forget.”

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