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Lanni joins Roar

Lanni McDougall in action for Moreton Bay United this season.

Jets’ Lanni McDougall has been unveiled as Brisbane Roar’s latest signing - just 24 hours after Georgia Beaumont joined Adelaide.

Both will step up to the A-League Women’s competition (formerly the W-League) after impressing for Moreton Bay United this season.

They join the likes of Indiah-Paige Riley, Laini and Sharn Freier who have risen through the ranks of Moreton Bay United's development program to reach the top tier of women's football in Australia.

It also completes one of the targets of Jets’ coach Dave Da Silva this season to help get players into A-League Women (formerly W-League) teams.

How Brisbane Roar announced Lanni's signing.

Lanni caught the eye of coaches during her time in the Roar/QAS system and as a member of the Queensland Future Matildas program.

She has scored eight NPL Women's goals this season and was "super excited" when Head Coach Garrath McPherson offered the opportunity to join the Roar.

"It's always what I've worked for, always what I dreamed, to get in that professional environment," Lanni said in the Roar announcement of her signing.

"The hard work is starting to pay off now. Personally I think I've developed a lot this year.

"I want to make the biggest impact I can and look to make the most of the environment. Just enjoy every second of it really."

"Garrath is a really good coach," she said. "He's helped me for quite a few years through the QAS and NTC. I'm really excited to have him as a coach.

"As a player, I think one of my strengths is bringing everyone into the game using my attacking flair. I'm really excited to use that."

Lanni McDougal takes on the Logan defence

McPherson said: "Lanni is another exciting product of the QAS football program.

"She spent two years in that high performance environment and has continued to grow within our Queensland Future Matildas program this year.

"Lanni is playing consistently well in midfield for Moreton Bay in the NPL Women's competition. She is a focused, determined young person with huge potential.

"Having continually risen to the level of challenge put in front of her, I am excited to see her have an impact in her debut A-League Women's season."

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