In-form forward back for more Glory
Perth Glory is delighted to confirm that Katarina Jukic will be again be a part of the club’s Westfield W-League squad for the 2020/21 Season.
The 31-year-old began her second spell in purple during the 2019/20 campaign having previously made 19 appearances between 2008 and 2012.
She duly added a further ten games to her Glory tally last term and will head into this year’s competition buoyed by a memorable 2020 NPLW WA campaign with Murdoch University Melville during which she claimed both the Women’s Gold Medal and Golden Boot.
Jukic, whose remarkable ‘rabona’ goal for Murdoch University Melville became an online sensation earlier this year, is thrilled to be back in the Glory fold once again.
"I’m looking forward to the 2020 Season starting after all the set-backs with COVID-19," she said.
"This year there's a lot of young local talent in the squad and a new coach in Alex Epakis, so I’m excited to work with everyone and see what our team can bring to the W-League."
Epakis, meanwhile, is expecting the versatile forward to make a big impact.
"Kat brings a phenomenal amount of experience to the team," he said.
"She is returning now for her sixth season with the club and is a very proud Glory player who sets high expectations of herself and enjoys working and training very hard.
"I am sure we will see her working effectively in and around the box and hopefully scoring more goals which we know she is capable of."
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.