From Brisbane Roar (2/11/22)
Above: Kajsa Lind, pictured during her time at Vittsjö. Photo: Nelli Persson.
Brisbane Roar’s A-League squad has been strengthened defensively with the signing of Kajsa Lind for the upcoming season.
The central defender has been playing in the Damallsvenskan, the highest division of women’s football in Sweden, with Vittsjö GIK since 2018, making 153 appearances.
Lind, who will be arriving in Brisbane this month, can’t wait to get started at her new club.
“I’m very excited to have signed for Brisbane Roar and can’t wait to join the team,” she said.
“It’s going to be a totally new experience for me to play in Brisbane in Australia and I really hope I can help the team win games and bring some positive energy to the squad both on and off the pitch.”
The 26-year-old plays her Swedish club football alongside two players who know the Roar very well – Matildas and Brisbane midfielder Katrina Gorry as well as the Queenslanders’ former captain Clare Polkinghorne. It was from Gorry that Lind first heard about the club.
“I first heard about the Brisbane Roar through my teammate Katrina Gorry, and I have heard great things about the team,” she said.
Liberty A-League Head Coach Garrath McPherson said that the re-opening of international travel presented him with the opportunity to strengthen his Queensland-based roster.
“The opening up of international travel this year has provided scope for us to strengthen our Queensland-based roster and to support the development of our home-grown talent,” he said.
“We have incredibly talented defenders here in Queensland that have recently emerged from pathway programs, and we had an opportunity to see them grow with experience across the last A-League season.”
Playing in one of the strongest women’s competitions in the world, McPherson is looking forward to Lind playing a mentor role for Roar’s defensive line.
“She is an experienced central defender that will provide a role model and mentor for our defensive unit,” he said. “Katrina and Clare have both spoken highly of Kajsa both as a footballer and a person and I don’t believe you could find two better personal referees on a CV. She has already started some heat acclimatisation protocols to help the transition into our summer,” McPherson added.
The Brisbane Roar Liberty A-League squad is continuing their preparations for their season opener against Newcastle Jets on Saturday 19 November.