Western Sydney Wanderers FC are proud to announce the signing of defender Teigen Allen for the upcoming W-League season.
The experienced defender returns to the club with over 120 appearances in the domestic competition as well as international experience with clubs Välerenga in Norway and Western New York Flash in the United States.
A Penrith Nepean junior, Allen brings a winning mentality and attitude to the club having won a number of accolades including an AFC Asian Cup, FFA Cup of Nations, and a W-League Premiership twice.
Allen was part of the inaugural Wanderers W-League squad, making 21 appearances over two seasons, where she played alongside club legend and head coach Catherine Cannuli.
Head coach Catherine Cannuli welcomed Allen back to the club.
“Teigen played an instrumental role in helping create the foundations of what the Wanderers W-League team looked like and stood for in its early years,” said Cannuli.
“It is fantastic to welcome back a player of such calibre to our club and a person who comes from the Western Sydney region that understands our mentality and ethos.
“Teigen is a true professional and someone that our next generation of Wander Women can look up to.”
Allen said she was ready to be pushed to her football limits at the Red & Black.
“I’m at a stage in my career where I understand the importance of atmosphere and energy within a team and a club,” said Allen.
“I know I will be able to get the most out of myself and play my best football if and/when I am surrounded by a healthy football environment and I do believe the club and Catherine (head coach Catherine Cannuli) will and have provided that.
“Catherine has always been a leader and a role to model to me since I first started my professional football career. I have so much respect for her on and off the field.
“I know playing for the Wanderers with Catherine as head coach, myself and my team will be pushed to our football limits. Putting us in a position to be a top-quality team, week in and week out, giving us the best opportunity we have to come finish on top.”