Box Hill United senior women’s side have signed centre-back Rhiannon Fensom for the 2019 NPLW campaign, and the defender said she is pleased to ‘get back into the football season’.
The 22-year-old started out with her hometown club Tarrawanna before moving into the big leagues and spent five seasons with New South Wales Premier League outfit Illawarra United Stingrays.
Fensom describes herself as a calm defensive-minded player who is always keen to communicate with teammates, and banks on her reading of the game from the backline.
Looking ahead to her first year with Box Hill’s ladies, she said, “I am excited to get back into the football season. It’s my first season back playing in a couple of years after injury, and I am really looking forward to getting stuck in with the girls [at Box Hill]. We have got a good squad this year.”
Taking stock of the pre-season progress, the NSW-based youngster said, “As a team, we are starting to gel well together [at Box Hill]. Fitness is starting to really come together [and] I reckon it is going to be a good season. We are trying to focus on keeping the ball and play smart, [to] move around and work as a team, [and] let the ball do the work.”
Box Hill have signed former South Melbourne NPLW champion and Bristol City youth player Saphri Lines as well as battling Japanese midfielder Asuka Kakazu this time around.
Speaking about the impact of the side’s two well-travelled imports, Fensom added, “They are bringing a lot of depth and experience into the team, which helps the younger players a lot. It does give you somebody to look up to, aspire to be [like them], especially given the experiences that they have had around football.”