Scotland international Rachel Corsie has played her fair share of football in her native country, England and America, but receiving the opportunity to compete in the W-League for Canberra United was something the 29-year-old grabbed without hesitation.

The Scotswoman made an instant impact – so much so that coach Heather Garriock rewarded her with the captains armband immediately.

Despite her vast experience across the globe and captaining Scotland, Corsie was not expecting to take over the captaincy, but soon she became that huge presence around the United locker room.

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“When I came here I was just excited at the opportunity to be apart of Canberra United,” Corsie said.

“I’ve looked to play in the W-League for a number of years and was excited to come here.

“I didn’t expect to be captain and obviously got that news when I arrived, it’s something that means a lot to me.

“It has brought on different challenges, but it’s one I have really enjoyed and it has allowed me to take on as much responsibility as I want to.

“I have really tried to help the girls on the field, but off the field a lot too and try bring some of the experience from other leagues and other top players around the world that I have played with or against.”

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To cap off her fine showings in a rather tough season for the nation’s capital side, Corsie was rewarded with the clubs player of the season award.

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Just like securing the captaincy, Corsie was not expecting to achieve another landmark and she could only praise the club, while sharing her intentions to wear the green shirt again.

“It was a big honour on the night,” Corsie mentioned.

“I am really grateful for that and I’m pleased that Heather and the rest of the coaching staff have felt that I made a successful contribution to the group.

“I have really enjoyed it here, I have made some really good friendships off the field and I think there have been some really good partnerships created on the field.

“When you travel around the world and you are away from family, those small things matter a lot.

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“I have just really appreciated the whole community that surrounded my time here, it’s definitely a place I would love to come back to.”

Unfortunately, United missed out on finals football for a second consecutive season and Corsie has returned to her American club the Utah Royals.

However, the Scottish international stated that a return in the near future could be on the cards.

“I’d love to come back,” Corsie said.

“As the season comes to a close those conversations will start to happen over the next couple of weeks for sure.”

 

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