Caitlin Cooper announces retirement

The two-time Wanderers Medal winner last night confirmed her retirement from the professional game.

A club legend, Cooper has been part of the Wanderers family for the last eight seasons with over 80 appearances to her name.

The defender started her professional career in the first season of the Liberty A-League Women’s back in 2008 with the Central Coast Mariners where she was named the club’s inaugural captain.

Two seasons later, Cooper joined Canberra United where she played for three seasons winning both the Premiership and Championship.

Cooper then settled down in Western Sydney where she spent eight seasons, with a brief one-season switch to the club’s cross-town rivals.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 18: Caitlin Cooper of the Wanderers controls the ball during the round nine W-League match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and the Perth Glory at Marconi Stadium, on February 18, 2021, in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images)

During her time at the Red & Black, Cooper was named the club’s captain and co-captain for several seasons and won a plethora of accolades including the Wanderers Medal for Player of the Season and Members’ Player of the Year.

The stalwart also made 10 appearances for the Australian National Team and most recently was named in the friendly matches against Denmark and Sweden ahead of the 2022 Tokyo Olympic Games.

The Wanderers would like to thank Caitlin for her immense contribution to the club and wish her all the best in the next stage of her career.