Two years after nearly dying in a critical automotive crash, goalkeeper Rylee Foster has penned an A-League Girls contract with the Wellington Phoenix.
- Rylee Foster was a Canadian youth worldwide, and previously with Liverpool
- She suffered seven neck fractures after a automotive crash in 2021
- Foster will vie with Brianna Edwards to change into the membership’s first-choice goalkeeper
The 25-year-old Canadian was thrown by means of the windscreen of a rent automotive whereas on vacation in Finland in 2021 because of a malfunctioning seatbelt.
The previous Liverpool keeper suffered seven neck fractures and was compelled to put on a halo round her neck, medical doctors fearing she might by no means play once more.
However Foster is hoping to defy the chances as soon as extra after signing a cope with Wellington on Tuesday.
“Becoming a member of the Phoenix may be very symbolic,” Foster stated.
“It is a new turning into. It is an arising from one thing that was actually in ashes.
“I have been by means of so much within the final two years, greater than most individuals undergo of their complete lives.”
Foster will vie with Brianna Edwards to change into the membership’s first-choice goalkeeper, with inaugural membership captain Lily Alfeld sidelined for the complete marketing campaign after present process again surgical procedure.
New Phoenix boss Paul Temple stated having Foster and Edwards on the books indicated the Kiwi membership had arguably obtained “the perfect goalkeeping pair within the league”.
“We have been pushing to have two prime quality gamers in each place so the squad is admittedly aggressive,” Temple stated.
“Brianna was our primary goalkeeper within the league final 12 months and we needed to convey another person in that may be a primary goalkeeper.
“These two can battle it out and there shall be a extremely good competitors for that place. I feel that may convey the perfect out of each of them prefer it has in every single place else on the pitch.”
Wellington, who’ve picked up the picket spoon of their first two ALW seasons, start the 2023-24 marketing campaign at dwelling to Melbourne Metropolis on October 15.