Soccer

Banyana goalkeeper lands overseas gig

2016-06-30 09:37
Roxanne Barker. Picture: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Cape Town - Roxanne Barker, Banyana Banyana's number one goalkeeper, has signed a one-year contract with SC Heerenveen Vrouwen - a Dutch women's football club from in the women's Eredivisie.
 
The move comes just a few weeks before the squad leaves for Brazil to play in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, which kicks off in August.
 
She will join her new team-mates almost immediately after the tournament.
 
Barker was spotted recently when Banyana Banyana travelled to The Netherlands where they played two international friendly matches.

The club saw her in one match and did not hesitate to sign her.

Player Profile:
 
Full Names: Roxanne Kimberly Barker                               

Place of Birth: Pietermaritzburg                                   

Nickname: Roxy                 

Date of birth: 06/05/1991           

Position: Goalkeeper

Current Club: SC Heerenveen Vrouwens

Club History: Thor/KA (Iceland), Maties, Pepperdine University (U.S.A), Durban Ladies  

Honours: 2012 London Olympics, Four Time NCAA Division 1 WCC selection, LA Soccer News Women’s College Player of the Week.                         

Caps: 27 

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