The Gap FC is excited to announce the re-signing of current Gators senior player Christina Amajouyi for the 2021 NPLW season.
A quick and exceptionally talented attacker who possesses great technical ability and speed, Amajouji will add to the kind of attacking flair that the Gators aim to instill in the team for the 2021 season.
Starting her career at Nerang Eagles U11s in 2012, Amajouyi played at Springfield United and UQ Football Club before embarking on her NPLW journey in 2014. She was selected for the Western Pride U13 squad and returned for the 2016 and 2017 seasons with the U15 team. In 2018, Amajouyi moved to Lions FC, where she competed in the U17 squad before being identified and selected for the Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) in 2019.
In 2020, Amajouyi signed with the Gators senior women’s squad where she went on to make 20 appearances, scoring on five occasions. An exciting attacking player, Amajouyi showed great versatility in filling defensive roles during 2020, putting the brakes on key opposition attacking players.
Amajouyi, a New Zealand citizen, was invited to trial for the NZ U17 National Team in 2017, and later selected into the 2020 NZ Maori Women’s Squad, but unfortunately due to COVID, was unable to travel and participate.
Whilst choosing to make the Gators home again in 2021, Amajouyi felt that it was not a hard decision, saying, "I'm blessed to have had the opportunity to play for a number of clubs and alongside some memorable players. Now I am looking forward to developing as a player at the Gators in the 2021 season, whilst being a part of a successful team."
“Chrissy is a quick attacking player with great technical ability and who’s key attributes fit the style and systems of play that we will implement in 2021,” Gap FC Technical Director and Senior Women’s Coach, Mick Gallo, says.
“I had the opportunity to watch multiple games and training sessions and really had a chance to see her ability, but more importantly her outstanding potential. Whilst only still young, she has had a full season of senior football at the highest level in the state, and this will help her take her game to the next level in 2021.
“Whilst being a NZ player, Chrissy has shown the hunger to take her game as high as possible, and that has to be getting on the radar of NZ national team selectors by showcasing her talent on the NPLW QLD stage. I think with her commitment and dedication, this is a real possibility, and we will do all we can to help her reach that potential.
“Chrissy adds to the character of a Gators player, with her high standards and work ethic, hunger to compete and perform, as well as having the ‘winning mentality’ that we expect from all of our players within the entire NPLW program at the club. It’s a really exciting time at the club, and fantastic to have key players recommitted for the new season.”
The Gap FC welcomes back Christina to the family and wishes her all the best for the 2021 season.
If you want to be a part of The Gap FC, please head to NPLW senior trials for 2021 and register your interest.