We are pleased to today announce the re-signing of defender Chelsea Blissett for the next three seasons.
It’s news that will excite City fans, with the defender missing the entirety of the 2020/21 W-League season after tearing her anterior crucial ligament in pre-season last December.
The injury couldn’t have come at a worse time for Blissett, as she’d been pushing hard to make her mark as a regular starter after a majority of her 13 W-League appearances had come as a substitute in what was a star-studded City line-up.
Blissett’s re-signing is a big boost to our defensive stocks with her ability and forward runs perfectly suited to the City style of play.
She has now been cleared to resume team training and is hoping to be back in full-contact training for the start of pre-season.
Head Coach Rado Vidosic said:
“We’re very happy to welcome Chelsea back to the Club after what has been a tough last nine months.
“She’s done all the right things throughout her recovery and has maintained a positive mindset during the whole process.
“She suits our playing style well and she will play an important role for us this season. We can’t wait to see her back out on the pitch.”
Chelsea Blissett said:
“I always had in my mind that I wanted to come back.
“After quite a horror start to pre-season last year, the support that the Club gave me through it all made it a no-brainer.”
“It means a lot to me because obviously a long-term injury is such a tough time for any footballer and you can sometimes feel a bit disconnected from everyone, but the Club has never once made me feel like that.”
“I’m just looking forward to being around the girls again and being a part of the team.”
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