Box Hill United senior women’s tenacious midfielder Caitlin Storay has extended her stay at Wembley Park, and welcomed the opportunity to continue her strong season-ending form from 2019.
Storay, from Tasmania, arrived at Box Hill from Heidelberg United ahead of last season. Although minutes were hard to come by initially for the midfield dynamo, Storay responded strongly to claim a regular first-team spot. She finished with 27 NPLW appearances and was a key cog in our ladies’ Nike FC Cup runners-up campaign.
Now fully attentive to preparations for 2020, Storay said, “[It’s] good. I am really enjoying it. Training’s good. [I am focusing] mainly on some technical work, with speed and agility, and getting to know the new players, where we are at and what we need to work on.”
Reviewing her progress through a challenging phase in 2019, the 28-year-old said, “Last year was a learning curve, and there were a lot of midfielders to compete for a spot with. I got given a chance early on and I didn’t prove myself.
“I spent a lot of time watching others do well, and when I got another chance, I made sure I made the most of it. You’ve got to hit the ground running and take every opportunity you get. That’s what I am going to try and do this year.”
A firm favourite at her hometown club Launceston City, where she spent 11 seasons before her travels to Melbourne, Storay is now determinedly looking ahead for potentially another strong year.
She reasoned, “I moved from Tasmania for a reason, and I want to try and get as far as I can. So, I have been working hard and hopefully, it pays dividends and the team does well this year. We can prove to people what we are made of.”