Central Coast Mariners sign Mexican-American midfielder Briana Woodall

The Central Coast Mariners are delighted to announce the signing of Mexican-American midfielder Briana Woodall for the 2023/24 Liberty A-League season. 

Born in Texas before representing Mexico at a youth National Team level, Woodall went through the college footballing system in the United States of America. 

Playing for the likes of Oklahoma State and San Houston State, the midfielder eventually found her way to the Houston Aces. 

From there, Woodall traded North America for Europe, signing with SC Rheindorf Altach in the ÖFB Frauen Bundesliga. 

She spent almost a season with the Austrian outfit, before joining Club Leon in the Mexican Liga MX Apertura. Woodall has now chosen to take her footballing talents Down Under, signing for the Mariners in our return season to the Liberty A-League competition. 

A skilful midfielder, the 25-year-old adds further depth to Emily Husband’s team who already sit sixth in the Liberty A-League after three rounds with a game in hand. 

Woodall is thrilled to have joined the Mariners, eager to get started and experience Australian football. 

“I am super excited to be joining the Mariners in the clubs first season back in the competition. It is a fresh start for the club in the league and for everybody as a team and I am thrilled to be a part of it,” Woodall said. 

“Emily and the girls have been so welcoming which has been awesome. I can’t wait until I am out on the field at the home stadium, scoring goals with the girls as everyone is on their feet cheering. It is going to be amazing.”

Central Coast Mariners Head Coach Emily Husband is pleased to have the 25-year-old join for the upcoming season, with Woodall the final player to be signed for our squad.  

“It is great to have another versatile player joining us who has great experience playing overseas, she will add immense value to the group. Players like Briana bring important experience with her and will push the other players around her,” Husband said. 

“It is awesome to finally have the entire group together. By having everybody in now we can really focus on us as a group and improving as a collective to make sure we continue to be successful on the pitch.”