Flo McIntyre is working her way back to full fitness and has re-signed with Moreton Bay United for 2022.
The 21-year-old from New Zealand only played eight NPLW games for us last season before suffering a broken leg.
But, she impressed before the injury and new women’s coach Macca Smith said he is “extremely pleased to bring Flo on board for 2022".
“Flo’s professional attitude to her football is exemplary,” he said. “She will bring a calming influence upon the side.
“Flo is technically very talented and can play across a number of positions at the back and in midfield.
“Comfortable in possession, Flo will be key to our quality in build-up.
“She’s a leader on and off the field and we are delighted to have her on board for next season.”
Flo is back running again, three times a week but just 100m at a time.
“I definitely want to get back as soon as possible,” she said.
“The support from the club has been great. It is my best option and where I want to be.
“I’ve been trying to do as much exercise as possible - swimming, gym work and kicking around a bit on my own.
“I’m hoping to do one-one-one sessions in a couple of weeks and contact stuff again in January.”
Meanwhile, she is continuing her studies in microbiology and genetics at UQ, while also doing a PT course this summer.
Flo started playing at the age of six and represented her high school in Nelson, Tasman United in the South Island Premier League and the Tasman regional team.
She then crossed the Cook Strait to join Wairarapa United in Wellington’s Women’s League and for three years was with the Central Football Federation in the New Zealand National Women’s League.
Flo joined Jets after playing six games for Lions at the start of last season as cover for one of their injured overseas players.