Hodgson and Dawber sign-on for 2021/22

Isabel Hodgson and Chelsie Dawber sign-on for 2021/22

Adelaide United is delighted to announce the re-signings of Isabel Hodgson and Chelsie Dawber for the upcoming W-League 2021/22 season.

Hodgson started all 12 matches while scoring two goals predominantly as a full-back last campaign.

The 25-year-old is entering her seventh season with the Reds where she has registered a total of 45 appearances and four goals.

Hodgson had spent the offseason in Sydney with Bankstown City Lions before returning last month to Adelaide City in the Women’s National Premier League (WNPL).

Speaking on recommitting with the Club, Hodgson, said: “I’m excited to be back again for another season.

“Last year was a lot of fun and I felt like I adapted well to playing in a more defensive role. 

“I believe we improved so much as a team and I’m eagerly anticipating seeing our group progress further.”

Meanwhile, Dawber returns for her fifth campaign with the Reds after debuting in 2017 and experienced her most prolific season to date last term.


The 21-year-old scored five goals in eight matches to claim the W-League Golden Boot for the Club.

The striker has continued her scintillating form with Adelaide City during the winter months, scoring 15 goals in 11 games in all competitions.

After putting pen-to-paper on a new deal, Dawber, said: “Last season was my best so far in the W-League.

“I was able to regularly contribute to the team by scoring goals and I really want to build on that moving forward. 

“We came so close to reaching finals and, while it was disappointing to fall just short, I’m optimistic we can book a place this year if we play to our potential and build on our progress.”

Adelaide United’s W-League Head Coach, Adrian Stenta, said: “Isabel and Chelsie are two integral players in our squad.

“They both enjoyed really positive seasons last year and having them on board again is a huge boost for our Club.

“Chelsie was excellent and was able to carry her strong form in the WNPL into the W-League, while Isabel showed a lot of poise playing as a full-back.