Reds secure record-holder, Emily Condon

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Adelaide United’s most capped player, Emily Condon has signed a contract extension with the Club.

Condon debuted as a 15-year-old in the 2013/14 season as United’s youngest-ever player, and she proceeded to score her first goal in her second match a week later.

The midfielder has now played a grand total of 90 games for her Reds, which is a monumental achievement for the Port Pirie local.

“I’m totally honoured to have played the most games for my hometown team, Adelaide and I am alongside some very distinguished players of the Club,” Condon said.

“But our work is yet to be done and team success is the ultimate goal, that being to deliver United a first Championship.

“It’s what drives me, and I fully believe the squad we are building can deliver that.”

On paper, Condon had her best season to date in 2020/21, with four goals from 12 games, but she was also instrumental in United’s maiden Finals appearance the year after.

She had an interrupted 2022/23 season through injury, playing just six of the 18 games.

With a full pre-season under her belt, the 24-year-old can boost United for the new season with her wealth of experience.

“It was a frustrating time for me last season through injury, but these moments only help you build resilience and return stronger,” admitted Condon.

“But the body’s coming good now, and I can’t wait to get back on the pitch with the girls.”

Head Coach, Adrian Stenta, highlighted the importance of Condon’s signing.

“Emily is an integral part of our squad, and she really drives what we’re about,” he said.

“She is one of our most experienced players and we were missing that in those crucial match moments last season.

“Emily never gives in, and we’re looking forward to her playing more games this season and contributing to our midfield engine room.”

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