Highlanders announce Goalkeepers for women's roster

Victoria Highlanders FC are pleased to announce Goalkeepers' Jessica Gardiner’s and Madeline Astridge’s commitment to the 2022 women’s roster. Jessica joins the Highlanders, from the Reynolds High School Roadrunners, while Madeline, from the Western University Mustangs.

“I’m really grateful to be apart of the highlanders first season. The ability to play and improve at a high level in my hometown is incredible ”, commented Jessica. “ My goal this season is to improve my game to compliment the talent on this team”.

Hailing from Victoria, B.C., Madeline Astridge, the former goalkeeper of Vancouver Island Wave in the British Columbia Soccer Premier League, joined the Mustangs for the 2021-22 season.

"Our team is looking very strong this year and I am really looking forward to playing and seeing high quality soccer with this group. commented Madeline "My personal objectives this season are to get more involved in the play as a platform/start again option, and to work on my communication with the back line and midfield".

“Both goalkeepers grew up playing on the island and were coached by me and Neil at some point in their youth career. It is pretty exciting that we get to know coach them again as adults in this new league”, commented assistant coach Wes Barrett.

The Highlanders are fortunate to have those two talented local player Islanders in Jessica and Madeline on hand this inaugural L1BC season.

Welcome Jessica & Madeline !