Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Thunder Star Sets Sights on W-League; Striker Abbey Lloyd Ready to Step Up

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Thunder Star Sets Sights on W-League; Striker Abbey Lloyd Ready to Step Up

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Byline: Anton Rose Anton.Rose@thechronicle.com.au

FOOTBALL: While most players at this time of year are beginning their preparations for the coming season South-West Thunder's Abbey Lloyd is training for the chance of a lifetime as she looks to make the step up to professional football.

The striker has had intentions of taking her game further since returning home from a stint in the United States where she played football on scholarship at Monroe Community College before Thunder came calling.

"Going to college in America was definitely a great experience, but coming home and playing football was always the priority for me," said Lloyd.

And now a golden opportunity for the forward to follow her football dreams has arrived with W-League coaches to descend on Toowoomba this weekend.

Thunder may be preparing for their 2016 season, but the women's professional competition has now come to a close and as a result, coaches and talent scouts from across the country turn their attentions to recruitment. …

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