Westfield Matildas star re-signs with Canberra

Westfield Matildas star Michelle Heyman has re-signed with Canberra United in the Westfield W-League.
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Star forward Michelle Heyman has re-signed with reigning Premiers Canberra United for Season 10 of the Westfield W-League.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

*The Westfield Matildas striker was part of the United squad which finished the regular season in first place during the last campaign.

*She missed the last part of the season with an ankle injury sustained against Melbourne Victory in December.

*Heyman has played with United since the third season of the Westfield W-League.

*She won the competition’s Golden Boot the following year.

READY TO RETURN FROM INJURY

"I'm always excited for the W-League, it's going to be another great season," Heyman declared.

"The ankle is getting there, I'm feeling really positive and from this injury I have learnt a lot.

"So I am coming back bigger and stronger.

"This season everything is going to be very new for Canberra United, and it is exciting," Heyman said. 

"Every year we go out to compete for the trophy and it will be the same again this year. It is never easy going so far [semi-final] and not taking it all home, but we have a strong team this year and I'm looking forward to the journey with the girls."

Striker Michelle Heyman is hauled back by her defender and she tries to surge towards goal.

FIRST ADDITION FOR THE NEW BOSS

Heyman's return marks the first official player announcement of Heather Garriock's tenure as Canberra United Head Coach.

"We are delighted to have Michelle back in green this season," Garriock said. 

"Not only does she bring a wealth of experience but she is an important part of our strike force upfront this season. 

"I am confident she can continue to be one of the top forwards in the league."