Canberra United’s squad for the upcoming Westfield W-League has received a huge boost as fan-favourite Laura Hughes re-signs with her home club.
A product of the Canberra United Academy program, Hughes will return for her fourth season with Canberra United after spending the winter months with Thróttur Reykjavík FC in Iceland's top-tier football competition.
Hughes, who holds the record for United's second youngest debutant when she made her debut at just 15 years old in a 5-1 win over the Brisbane Roar, has made 18 appearances for Canberra United.
The 19-year-old midfielder said she is looking forward to returning to Canberra United this Westfield W-League season.
“I’m really excited to be given the opportunity to play for Canberra United this season and I’m looking forward to working with Vicki and seeing what we can achieve as a club," Hughes said.
"I absolutely love playing for Canberra United and there’s no other team I’d rather be a part of. I’m just counting down the days until I can put on that jersey and play for the fans at McKellar Park.”
Canberra United head coach Vicki Linton said she was delighted that Hughes has committed to Canberra United.
"It will be great to have Laura back after spending this year in Iceland," Linton said. "I look forward to working with her and see what she can bring to the team this season."