South Melbourne FC is thrilled to announce that it has signed former SMFC Junior Grace Taranto for the 2022 NPLW Victoria season.
She started her journey at South and was regarded as one of the clubs most talented junior players prior to moving to the NTC / FV Emerging program.
Grace now joins the club after a season with Adelaide United in the A-League Women, after she was rewarded with a contract following an outstanding season with Bulleen last season. She has also represented Australia at a Junior Matilda level.
With an ability to win possession, while also being extremely calm on the ball, we are looking forward to seeing her back in our colours and playing on Lakeside Stadium.
Speaking to SMFC Media, Coach Samuel Young was elated to have Grace return to the club. “Grace is an exceptional talent and someone who I am excited to have part of our squad in 2022. It’s another wonderful story of a junior returning to the club also following some brilliant seasons in the NTC program and lately playing at the top level in Victoria. She is a very composed player who we think can add some real quality to our team.”
We welcome Grace back to the club as she will link up with the squad following the end of the A-League Women season.