The Central Coast Mariners are delighted to announce the signing of Chinese International Wurigumula ahead of the upcoming Liberty A-League Women’s season.
The forward joins the club from the Chinese Super League Women’s competition, most recently playing for Changchun Jiuyin Loans in the 2022 league season.
A genuine goal scorer who is calm and composed in front of goal, Wurigumula signs with some serious international experience.
The 27-year-old featured for China in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, playing over 100 minutes in their campaign. She has since been a regular for the Chinese Women’s National Team, currently featuring for them in the 2023 Asian Games.
The forward scored a double against Mongolia last week, with the team set to face Thailand in the tournament’s Quarter Finals tomorrow.
A strong presence up front, Wurigumula is excited to be joining the Mariners ahead of the A-League Women’s season.
“I am thrilled to have signed with the Mariners for the A-League season. I have heard great things about Australian football and the Central Coast Mariners as a club, so I am excited to be joining them,” she said.
“It is great to have the team returning to the competition this season and I can’t wait to be a part of it. The Mariners have been so supportive so far and I am excited to get started.”
Central Coast Mariners Head Coach Emily Husband is pleased to have the Chinese International join the squad for the upcoming campaign, seeing her as an important player for the team.
“Wurigumula has so many great qualities, including her work in and around the penalty area. She has some top-quality experience having played in the Olympics and in and around the national team,” Husband said.
“To have someone to get on the end of passes and is clinical around the box is brilliant for us. We know that she will bring that experience to the squad as well as her quality, both of which will be extremely important this season.”