Mariners sign former WSL defender Faye Bryson

The Central Coast Mariners are excited to announce the signing of former Women’s Super League defender Faye Bryson for the upcoming A-League Women’s season. 

The 26-year-old Englishwoman signs having most recently played for Reading FC, making 37 appearances over two seasons with the club. 

Originally starting her youth career with Liverpool FC’s academy, Bryson made the switch to Everton. She captained the side to the 2014 FA Women’s Youth Cup Final, before making her senior debut in April 2015. 

Bryson made her WSL debut during the 2017/18 season, before spending another two campaigns with The Toffees. Following this stint, the defender opted for a new challenge, putting pen to paper on a deal with Bristol City. 

Another two seasons of WSL followed with Bristol, before eventually signing with Reading. The defender now ventures to Australia in the hunt for a new footballing experience, signing with the Mariners for the 2023/24 season. 

Central Coast Mariners Head Coach Emily Husband is thrilled to have secured the signing of Bryson, seeing her as an important member of the squad. 

“I am excited to have someone of Faye’s quality signing for us at the Central Coast Mariners ahead of this season. She possesses great game understanding and awareness which comes from playing in a competition with the quality of the Women’s Super League,” Husband said. 

“Having played for the likes of Everton and Reading, she has brilliant experience facing some of the best players in world football. Faye has a great engine and is technically really strong which will be extremely important for us this season. She will add a lot to our squad ahead of this campaign.”

Bryson is excited to be able to start her footballing adventure Down Under, thrilled to have signed for the Central Coast Mariners. 

“I am really excited to have signed for the Mariners for this upcoming season. It has always been an ambition of mine to play abroad and since arriving on the Central Coast the club have welcomed me with open arms, making it already feel like a home away from home,” Bryson said. 

“It’s been really nice getting to know the girls and forming new connections. I’m really looking forward to creating something special this season.”