Central Coast Mariners sign young midfielder Isabel Gomez

The Central Coast Mariners are thrilled to announce the signing of Isabel Gomez for the upcoming Liberty A-League season.

The 21-year-old midfielder joins the club from Wellington Phoenix, where she has spent the past two Liberty A-League seasons. 

Gomez began her career with Western Sydney Wanderers at the age of 18, having featured for the NSW Institute during her junior career. 

She played five matches in her first campaign in the topflight of Australian football, before opting to join the newly established Wellington women’s team. 

She featured 14 times during the 2021/22 season with the Phoenix, starting on 13 occasions. Gomez opted to re-sign for the New Zealand based outfit for the 2022/23 season, playing five times. 

A serious knee injury unfortunately cut her season short, with the midfielder recently returning to action with Northern Tigers FC in the NPL NSW Women’s First Grade competition under the guidance of Mariners assistant coach Jake Stephenson.

Central Coast Mariners Head Coach Emily Husband is pleased to have secured the signing of Gomez for the upcoming season. 

“Isabel is a really creative player; it was one of the first things that I noticed about her when I saw her play in the A-League for the first time. Her technical ability is absolutely fantastic, she reads the play well and is a player who can do a job for us in multiple positions in the midfield,” Husband said. 

“I’m super excited to get to work with her and help her develop because she is still only young. She has a long time to go yet in her career with a lot of potential, so it is great to have her on the Coast.”

Entering into her fourth season in the A-League Women’s competition, Gomez is thrilled to be joining the Mariners for the upcoming campaign. 

“I am very excited to be coming to a new club with new girls. I have had a few years of experience in the A-League competition, so I am ready for a big season with the Mariners,” Gomez said. 

“I am a smart and technical player who loves to read the game from the midfield, so I am eager to bring that to the team. I have seen how the Central Coast support the men’s team, so I am really excited for them to get behind the girls as well.”