Stella Rigon will look to show her leadership skills on the local stage following the Westfield W-League Season with Adelaide United, writes Cassandra Treppiedi.

Newly-appointed Captain of PlayStation 4 Women’s National Premier League outfit, Fulham United – Stella Rigon is elated with their beginning to the 2017 Season and is keen to bring her W-League experience to her local girls.

Stella was named Captain of Adelaide United’s Westfield W-League side back in November and upon return to the local stage, has been appointed as leader of her beloved Fulham United following Thomai Kezios’s decision not to return to Collins Reserve.

The 27 year-old doesn’t believes much will change in her approach from leading the Reds to the Black and Whites on the park this season.

“I feel honoured to be able to lead Fulham United this season, and I’m really looking forward to the rest of the year with the team,” said Stella.

“I’ll go into each game this season, just like I did in the W-League with Adelaide United, and support my teammates, like they support me also.”

Rigon has also been monumental in being a role model for women in sport, and representing the Celebration of women’s football in South Australia, which will only guide her team further.

Stella Rigon leads out Fulham United for their 2017 Season Opener vs. Campbelltown City. Photo: Adam Butler.

“I’ll definitely represent Fulham United, and my team this campaign to the best of my ability and play my best football as well.”

Fulham United enjoyed a stunning start to their 2017 PlayStation 4 Women’s National Premier League campaign, with a 6-0 win over Campbelltown City last week at The Parks Football Centre.

“The team is feeling really good, and it’s always nice to start the season off with a win and get the confidence up,” Stella said.

“Especially with a few new girls in the team, it is a great way for them to experience a win with a new team also.”

The reigning Cup Winners will bring their ‘never give in’ attitude to the table once again, when they face Cumberland United in Round 3 of the PlayStation 4 Women’s National Premier League on Friday night.

Cumberland will be desperate for a win, having come close to winning in the opening two rounds of the season.

But Rigon stands firm in the belief that no matter who their opponents are, they will remain dauntless and determined to win.

“We have a great bunch of girls at Fulham, and we all play for each other.

“The great thing about Fulham United, as a team, and coaching staff included, is that we are always confident with the squad we put on the park and that we can win, no matter who we are up against.

“So we will come up against Cumberland United this Friday night, after a great week on the training track, and knowing what each of our roles are.

“We will come out in force, and step out there to get another three points.”

Written by Cassandra Treppiedi
Article photo by Adam Butler