Ferris re-signs

Western Sydney Wanderers FC have today confirmed that defender Gemma Ferris has re-signed with the club for the 2024/25 Liberty A-Leagues season.

The 19-year-old is set to play in her third season in Western Sydney after joining the club in 2022 as a train-on player. 

Ferris signed her first professional contract with the club that same year and has gone on to feature in close to 20 matches for the club.

The young defender has been a familiar face in the national team set-up and was recently part of the CommBank Young Matildas U20s World Cup qualification squad.

Head coach Robbie Hooker said he was eager to continue to work with Ferris to unlock her potential. 

“We are very grateful that Gemma has re-signed with the club as we see a great deal of potential in her at this football club,” said Hooker.

“Gemma has all the attributes we look for in our defenders and we look forward to continuing to work with her to grow and develop in Western Sydney.”

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – DECEMBER 23: Gemma Ferris of the Wanderers controls the ball during the A-League Women round nine match between Western Sydney Wanderers and Adelaide United at Wanderers Football Park, on December 23, 2023, in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images)

Gemma spoke highly of the environment at the club.

“I found that our team this season is such a close family and it’s a really good environment to be in,” said Ferris.

“Definitely starting here as a train on, then earning a scholarship deal, was probably one of the biggest moments of my career so far.

“This coming season I’d like to get as much game time as possible, then try to get an established position on the field as a defender and then maybe score a goal!”