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Exciting young duo snapped up for 2020/21 Season

Perth Glory FC

Perth Glory is delighted to confirm that Deborah-Anne de la Harpe and Sarah Morgan have been signed for the Westfield W-League 2020/21 Season.

20-year-old forward de la Harpe is an Australia Under-20 international with a wealth of WNPL NSW experience, while 19-year-old defender Morgan is also a Young Matildas representative who has previously featured in the W-League for Canberra United and starred for Sydney University SFC.

Both players are keen to prove themselves in purple this term.

"I’m very excited to put on the Perth glory colours this season," said Morgan.

"I look forward to experiencing a different environment and learning from the players beside me to make myself and the squad the best we can be for this upcoming season."

"I’m really looking forward to joining Perth Glory this W-League season," added de la Harpe.

"I’m excited to experience a new environment and to learn from the coaching staff.

"I’m also excited for the opportunity and feel that we can achieve a lot as a club – I can’t wait to put on the Perth Glory colours!"

Glory Head Coach Alex Epakis knows both players well from his time spent coaching in the WNPL NSW and is confident that they can make a major impact for the club in 2020/21.

"Sarah is a player whom I have worked with over the past three seasons at both Sydney University SFC and Canberra United," he said.

"She is a versatile player who has great positional awareness, good technical ability under pressure and a very good understanding of my playing style.

"More importantly, she is a great young lady who is eager to grow as a player.

"This will be a fantastic opportunity for her to really make her mark in a new environment and I am eager to assist her development further.

"Deborah-Anne has been a player I have been aware of and tracking for some time.

"I’ve coached against her in the WNPL NSW and have been impressed with her physical output and technical quality.

"She has a very mature mind-set and level of professionalism for someone so young and is very eager to make the most of her first W-League opportunity.

"Both are young players with fantastic pedigree who have represented Australia at Young and Junior Matildas level and have the relevant qualities to assist in executing the desired playing style."

Further player announcements will be made in the coming days and Glory’s Westfield W-League Season will get underway on Tuesday 29 December 2020 when Canberra United will provide the opposition at Dorrien Gardens.

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Former favourite returns to Glory

Perth Glory FC

Perth Glory is delighted to confirm that Marianna Tabain has signed with the club for the Westfield W-League 2020/21 Season.

The 28-year-old forward is no stranger to Glory Members and fans having previously enjoyed a hugely-successful spell with the club between 2008 and 2018.

During that decade in purple, Tabain scored 20 times in 89 games and currently sits in second place on the club’s all-time W-League appearances list and third in the all-time leading goalscorer standings.

After two years away from the competition, she is eager to get back into the action under new Head Coach, Alex Epakis.

"I think we’re all really excited to work with and learn from Alex in a new environment," she said.

"We have a fairly young squad compared to usual, so it’s a challenge, but it’s a good challenge that we’re excited about.

"Obviously we hope to get results and play nice football, but it’s also important that we grow and gel together as a team."

Epakis, meanwhile, regards Tabain’s return as a major coup for the club.

"Marianna is a fantastic addition to our squad, a well accomplished player and great professional," he said.

"We are very excited to have her return to the Perth Glory squad for this upcoming season and I am looking forward to working with her.

"I believe she will be an integral part of the squad on and off the field and we are hoping that she can deliver some x-factor in important moments."

Further player announcements will be made in the coming days and Glory’s Westfield W-League Season will get underway on Tuesday 29 December 2020 when Canberra United will provide the opposition at Dorrien Gardens.

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