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Car crash survivor Foster pens ALW deal with Phoenix

Two years after almost dying in a serious car crash, goalkeeper Rylee Foster has penned an A-League Women contract with the Wellington Phoenix.

The Canadian youth international, 25, was thrown through the windscreen of a hire car while on holiday in Finland in 2021 as a result of a malfunctioning seatbelt.

The former Liverpool FC keeper suffered seven neck fractures and was forced to wear a halo around her neck, doctors fearing she may never play again.

But Foster is hoping to defy the odds once more after signing a deal with Wellington on Tuesday.

“Joining the Phoenix is very symbolic,” Foster said.

“It’s a new becoming. It’s an arising from something that was literally in ashes.

“I’ve been through a lot in the last two years, more than most people go through in their whole lives.”

Foster will vie with Brianna Edwards to become the club’s first-choice goalkeeper, with inaugural club…

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