The wave of Australian female footballers looking to Europe is showing no signs of slowing down with Steph Catley the latest to move to the Women’s Super League, joining the growing Australian contingent at Arsenal.
After years balancing club commitments in the W-League and USA, Catley has opted for the stability of one club per season in the burgeoning English WSL after signing a two-year deal with last year’s champions, Arsenal.
There in North London, she will link up with her Matildas teammate Caitlin Foord and former Melbourne City coach, Joe Montemurro, who has been in charge of the Gunners for the past two seasons.
“Arsenal is a place where I’ve imagined myself playing for a long time. Putting on that jersey is a dream come true,” Catley said.