Adelaide United is thrilled to announce goalkeepers, Annalee Grove and Miranda Templeman, have signed with the Club for the W-League 2021/22 season.
The pair are considered two of the best young shot-stoppers in the country.
Grove returns to the Reds where she made her W-League debut last season against Canberra United.
The 20-year-old, who has represented the Junior and Young Matildas, spent the offseason in Sydney with Bankstown City Lions in the NSW Women’s National Premier League (WNPL).
After re-signing with Adelaide, Grove said: “I’m really delighted to be back at Adelaide with this amazing team.
“I feel like we have unfinished business because of how close we came to reaching the finals last campaign.
“Last year I was fortunate enough to make my Reds debut and now I feel like I’m ready for that number one role if I keep working hard and stay focused.”
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Meanwhile, Templeman arrives at the Club with a substantial amount of potential.
Originally from Perth, the 18-year-old is part of the Future Matildas program and previously represented Australia at U16 level.
Templeman, too, has plied her trade in the NSW WNPL during the offseason, but with FNSW Institute.
Speaking about joining the Reds, Templeman said: “I’m so excited to be moving to Adelaide.
“Growing up and playing the sport I love, my goal has always been to play professionally and, to now have that opportunity, my determination to make that dream a reality has only intensified.
“I believe Adelaide is one of the best teams I could join for my development because of the opportunities it gives young players, which is exciting for me.
“Hopefully we can put together a solid season and secure a place in the finals.”
Adelaide United’s W-League Head Coach, Adrian Stenta, said: “We’re really happy with these two signings.
“Annie was obviously with us last year and got to experience playing at the W-League standard and I’m convinced she’ll only improve.
“Miranda is a really talented goalkeeper and arguably the best for her age in the country.
“She is still really young, but has all the necessary attributes to play at this level and it’s definitely going to be exciting to see these two provide competition for each other over the course of the season.”