Westfield Matildas star signs for Japanese club

Westfield Matildas star Katrina Gorry has signed with Japanese club Vegalta Sendai.
The Australian influence has doubled at Vegalta Sendai with Katrina Gorry signing for the Japanese club.

The Westfield Matildas midfielder joins international team-mate Caitlin Foord at the Japanese League outfit.

Gorry – the 2014 AFC Women's Player of the Year – joins Vegalta Sendai from Brisbane Roar’s Westfield W-League side.

“Women's football in Japan [is at a] very high level technically,” Gorry told reporters as she was unveiled at a media conference.

“I want to pour my energy into the team. I want to help [us score] a lot of goals.

“I think that we can be number one,” she said.

Matildas midfielder Katrina Gorry

“Many friends have already played in the Nadeshiko League and I’ve heard a lot about the league.

Of course, Caitlin is here. [I’m excited that] we are going to play together,” she added.