Wanderers boost stocks with Crofts

Western Sydney Wanderers FC have today confirmed the signing of midfielder Ashlie Crofts for the upcoming A-League Women’s campaign.

Crofts made her debut in the domestic competition in 2019 where she scored on her debut with Canberra United.

The agile midfielder has spent the last two seasons in the nation’s capital and is this season set to play for her hometown club for the first time in her career after plying her trade at Blacktown Spartans for close to ten years.

Head coach Catherine Cannuli welcomed the Western Sydney local to the club.

“Ashlie is a very proud Western Sydney girl and we’re delighted to welcome her to the club,” said Cannuli.

“Having watched Ashlie during her time at both Canberra and Spartans, we know what she can bring to the team this season and she understands how important it is to represent our region and community.”

Crofts said she was delighted to play for the club she has passionately supported over the years.

“Western Sydney is my home,” said Crofts.

“I’ve grown up here, played my junior football in the BDSFA competition and have played for Blacktown Spartans for almost ten years.

“I had a Wanderers membership and went to watch the team every week at the old Pirtek Stadium.

“There is still plenty for me to learn, especially off some of the older, more experienced players. But as a local, I’m hoping to bring a sense of community and what it means to represent Western Sydney to the club.

“Cath (head coach Catherine Cannuli) is a coach that I’ve always wanted to work with and I’m just excited to get started.”