Canberra United are delighted to announce the re-signing of goalkeeper Chloe Lincoln on a two-year contract that will see her play Liberty A-League football for the club in 2022/23 and 2023/24.
Lincoln, who has represented the Young Matildas and recently played for the U-23 in the AFF Tournament, made her Canberra debut last season as a substitute in Perth and went on to make six starts for the club keeping an impressive three clean sheets in those half-a-dozen outings.
Currently playing in the National Premier League (NPL) with the Canberra United Academy, Lincoln is a highly rated prospect by both club and country.
“Chloe is swiftly developing into one of the best goalkeepers in the country and I am excited to be able to witness her progression first-hand at Canberra United for at least the next two seasons,” Head Coach Njegosh Popovich said.
“Her rise through the Academy ranks and into the Young Matildas set-up has been a rapid one, but thoroughly deserved. She has excellent positioning, is confident on crosses, has brilliant distribution and is a wonderful shot-stopper. In short, she ticks all the boxes needed for a quality goalkeeper at this level.”
Lincoln was thrust into the spotlight last season when deputising for the injured Keeley Richards and was in inspirational form, saving a penalty against Melbourne Victory at Viking Park and even notching an assist to her statistics column from a booming clearance against Western Sydney Wanderers.
“It was an easy decision for me to commit my future to Canberra United,” Lincoln said of her new contract.
“The club holds a special place in my heart and the supporters are amazing.
“Having made my debut for the club last season, I’ve had a taste of the Liberty A-League and am keen for more. Pulling on the goalkeeper shirt at Canberra United is a real privilege and one I would never take for granted.”
“I am excited to fight for a place in the starting team and am looking forward to working with an experienced group of players and coaches to bring success back to our community.”
Name: Chloe Lincoln
Date of Birth: 04/01/2005
Place of Birth: Armidale, NSW
Former Clubs: Sydney University, Football NSW Institute, Canberra United Academy, Young Matildas, Australia U23
A-League Appearances: 7
A-League Clean Sheets: 3
Canberra United Academy Appearances: 20