The Macarthur Rams head into the 2024 National Premier Leagues Women’s NSW season with the hope of continuing its trend of winning silverware with round 1 set to kick off in early March.
After back-to-back Championships, 2023 NPL Women’s Coach of the Year Stephen Peters and his team enter the 2024 campaign as one of the heavy favourites for silverware.
They managed to retain the likes of Tenealle Hay, Olivia Sloan, Chelsea Barton, Maddie Malone, Teresa Morrisey, Chrystal Duggan, Lara Dipple, Helena Halios-Lewis and Japanese star Miku Sunaga.
Peters was busy in the off-season also, bringing in young guns Erin Gordon , Libby Morris and Tea Mucinski from the Football NSW Institute.
They’ve added some spark to its front third with 2023 Football NSW League One Women’s top scorer Bronte Trew arriving, as well as another talented teenager in Angelina Scamardella who arrives from Bankstown City.
Lola Sossai and Jasmine Limon round off the incomings at Lynwood Park for the upcoming season.
The squad will further be strengthened when Liberty A-League players Sham Khamis (WSW), Tegan Bertolissio (Canberra United), Madison McComasky (WSW), Maya Lobo (CCM), Darcey Malone (Sydney FC), Bethany Gordon (WSW), Mel Caceres (WSW), Kelli Brown (Wellington Phoenix) and Indi Breier (WSW) all return.
No doubt the Rams squad looks menacing, but it is worth mentioning that club legend Leena Khamis won’t be suiting up at Lynwood Park this year, with Laura Murtagh, Alex Huynh and Brianna Clarke also moving on.
Amalia Plummer is also expected to make a return in the 2024 season, but we won’t see her till later in the campaign as she recovers from an ACL injury.
The Rams open its 2024 campaign with a home match against Sydney University SFC on Sunday 10th of March at Lynwood Park.
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-By Nikola Pozder