Henry ready to take next step

Bryleeh Henry

Young star Bryleeh Henry is ready to make the most of her second W-League season. 

Having now had one season of the competition under her belt, the Penrith local is excited to see where her second season in the W-League takes her. 

“I was beyond grateful for the opportunity to make my debut in the W-League last season and even more grateful to make it at my hometown club,” said Henry. 

“This off-season I have been lucky enough to be training under Leah Blayney in the Future Matildas program where I feel I’m massively improving every day in that professional environment. 

“Having had one season now under my belt now I feel I can go in with a bit more confidence because I know what to expect (in the W-League).

“I know I still have a lot of work to do as a player to get where I want to be but I’m extremely excited to start working under (head coach) Catherine (Cannuli) and keep building from last season.

“Having last season with the Wanderers, I know I’m going to grow as a person and a player even more.”


Henry will be determined to build on her performances from last season which saw her find form towards the back-end, scoring her very first goals in the competition against Melbourne City. 

“Scoring my first two goals in the W-League last season was a feeling I will never forget,” said Henry.

“I couldn’t have scored them without the support from the girls and the coaches. 

“That was a big game for the club and we wanted to finish our last couple of games with our best performances which I think really made us as a whole team lift to another level.

“Being able to score those two goals was a massive confidence booster and a big pressure reliever. I had a couple of opportunities in previous games, so to be able to finally get them and help the team was a really good feeling.”


Last season saw the Red & Black on the cusp of making their second consecutive Finals Series but with results not going their way, the side missed out.

Henry and the Wanderers will now be looking to pick up where they left off ahead of a massive 2021/22 season. 

“As a club, we came so close to making the Finals and we improved so much from the beginning to the end, each week we improved from the last,” said Henry.

“We were unlucky to just miss the Finals stage which was disappointing, but we will build off that and pick up where we’ve left off to keep improving to hopefully bring home the trophy.

“I want to work as hard as I can to become the best player I possibly can be and learn off the experienced players around me.

“I want to work to be the best player I possibly can for the team and the club.”