Emily Hodgson commits future to Reds

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Dynamic fullback, Emily Hodgson, has re-signed with Adelaide United Football Club for the next two years.

Hodgson has steadily risen to second spot on United’s all-time appearances list, with 81 matches played since her debut in the 2016/17 season as a 16-year-old.

The full-back played 15 games, starting 11 in 2022/23, returning tireless shifts up and down the right flank.

Hodgson has long been a key player for West Adelaide in the Go Sunny Solar Women’s NPL, leading them to the League and Cup double in 2022.

Now a veteran at just 23 entering her eighth season of the Liberty A-League, Hodgson is Adelaide through and through.

“I’ve never really thought about joining another team and Adelaide just ticks all the boxes for me as my home Club,” Hodgson said.

“I love the group and what Adrian (Stenta) brings to the table and the environment he creates.

“It’s an honour to step out onto the field each time in the red shirt, and I would love nothing more than to help bring United our first Championship.”

Head Coach, Adrian Stenta, added:

“Emily embodies what United is all about – she works hard for us in that fullback position or wherever we may need her on the day, with a never-say-die attitude.

“We pride ourselves on our local talent and Emily has always exemplified this and added to our culture admirably.

“She is an important player for us, and we’re looking forward to another strong season from Emily.”

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