MORETON Bay United’s vision for its women’s team was one of the key reasons Kyra Millis decided to join Jets.
New coach Ben Fuhrmann is leading the club’s strategic plan to build a squad for 2020 and beyond showing a clear pathway for junior players.
That appealed to goalkeeper Kyra, who played seven times for Gold Coast United in the NPLW last season, including an Elimination Final win over Capalaba.
“The reason I decided to join was because of the message and vision the new coach has in place for this season’s NPLW campaign,” Kyra said.
“With the club rebuilding, I wanted to be a part of the process and to play my part in achieving the goals set out for this season.
“The club seems really supportive of its women’s team and the progression of women’s football which is another reason I chose Moreton Bay United.”
Kyra has an impressive resume having played for Australia’s Under 16s and Open Women in futsal (Australian Futsal Association) at the China tournaments.
She has also played futsal for Queensland Country West (Futsal) for four years, won the Oceanic Cup with Gold Coast United, played for the Griffith University Nationals team which won Division 2 last year without conceding a goal and was accepted into the Brisbane Roar Goalkeeping Academy.
However, Kyra’s targets are now to ‘establish a strong connection’ to the club and team, work towards winning the NPLW and being nominated for the league’s goalkeeping awards.
Kyra’s football career started at Highfields FC in Toowoomba where she made her senior debut at 15 and helped win the women's league title.
She then moved to NPL club SWQ Thunder joining their Under 17s, before switching to Gold Coast United when moving to Brisbane for university.
Kyra has also played or the Darling Downs’ state championship side and represented the same region at discus, had success in pony club dressage, inter-school equestrian events and has volleyball accolades.