Fowler signs four-year deal with Manchester City


TEENAGE striker Mary Fowler, of Papua New Guinean and Irish heritage, has joined the Women’s Super League, the female equivalent of the English Premier League (EPL).
Earlier this week, Manchester City — whose men’s team won the EPL title last season — signed the 19-year-old Australian international to a four-year deal from French women’s top flight side, Montpellier.
Fowler was born in Cairns to mum Nido, who is from Kirakira village, National Capital District, and Irish dad Kevin. She has two brothers and two sisters.
Last month, the Former Adelaide United forward won Professional Footballers Australia’s young women’s footballer of the year award. Born on Valentine’s Day in 2003, Fowler spent the past two-and-a-half seasons with Montpellier and made her international debut at the age of 15 in 2018.
She has 24 caps and seven goals, including one against Team Great Britain in the Tokyo Olympics, and is in line to be a major part of the team when Australia co-host next year’s Women’s World Cup.
“Mary is a without doubt one of the most exciting young talents in the game right now and we’re absolutely thrilled to have her join us here at City,” City women’s team manager Gareth Taylor said.
“She has a maturity beyond her years, but for her, she’s excited to come to England to learn and grow as a player.
“The fact that she made her senior international debut at just 15 really does show what high regard she is held in by the football world,” Taylor said of Fowler earlier.
Fowler’s elder siblings, Caoimhin and Ciara, have played for Ireland’s youth sides courtesy, of their father’s heritage.
“I’m really excited and proud to be joining this club.
“It’s a team that I’ve always wanted to play for,” she said.
“You can really fall in love with the game, watching City’s women’s and men’s teams,” an excited Fowleer said.
— theguardian