Nottingham Forest Women can confirm Isobel Dalton signs professional contract with W-League side Brisbane Roar.
Dalton has signed a professional contract with the Australian side ahead of the 2019/20 W-League season and will play alongside international football stars.
Brisbane Roar enjoyed a successful season during the last campaign as they finished second in the league standings but narrowly missed out on the championship title after losing out to eventual winners, Sydney FC, in the semi-final. Dalton will join an elite professional roster overseas as she’ll join up with Australian internationals Mackenzie Arnold, Katrina Gorry, Elise Kellond-Knight, Clare Polkinghorne, and Hayley Raso who all represented their country in this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Dalton joined The Reds during the summer after moving back from the United States of America where she played College football and had become a key player in the side. The midfielder is one of the only two players to feature in every Forest game of the season so far as she had picked up 11 appearances in her time wearing the Garibaldi.
The 22-year-old also become a popular figure within the side and had found the back of the net once in spectacular fashion in the FA Women’s National League Plate earlier in the month. Dalton also played key roles in some of The Reds’ most memorable wins of the season and notably made a brilliant goal-line clearance at Pride Park to ensure Forest beat East Midlands rivals Derby County 1-0 back in September.
On Dalton’s departure, Forest Women General Manger Lee Billiard said “We are all delighted for Izzy. Anytime a player signs a professional contract it is a special moment, and for Forest Women to have played a small part in her recent development and be able to help with the transition to a professional contract is a positive for the club. We will all miss Izzy, she has been great for us on and off the pitch. No doubt we will remain in contact and follow her progress during the W-League season”
Everyone at Nottingham Forest wishes Izzy good luck in her first season as a professional footballer.