Rebecca Lake

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#23 REBECCA LAKE – DOB 13/5/99

> History

Rebecca Lake signed on with the Wellington Phoenix women for the 2023-24 Liberty A-League in July, having already established herself as a leading player domestically.

The centre back captained the three-peat winning Canterbury United Pride side in the 2020 national league, playing alongside Phoenix regulars Kate Taylor, Alyssa Whinham and Marisa van der Meer, and Football Ferns Annalie Longo and Gabi Rennie.

Lake played her junior football at Waimakariri United and made her debut for the Pride in 2014.

She was selected in the New Zealand squad for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan in 2016 and was also named in the Junior Football Ferns for the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in France.

Football Ferns Anna Leat, Claudia Bunge, Liz Anton, Michaela Foster, Malia Steinmetz, Grace Jale, Paige Satchell and Jacqui Hand were amongst her teammates.

Lake is also a talented futsal player and captained the New Zealand team at the World University Championship last year.

> 2022-23 season

Rebecca Lake again captained Canterbury United Pride in the 2022 women’s national league.

Lake was rewarded with selection in the Football Ferns squad for their two matches against the U.S.A. in January 2023. She was an unused substitute in both matches.

While in camp with the Ferns she was told she needed to play at a higher level.

Lake was put in touch with the Northern Tigers and made the move across the Tasman to play for the Tigers in the National Premier Leagues (NPL) New South Wales first grade competition.

She has made 22 appearances for Northern Tigers in 2023 helping guide them to fifth in NPL NSW and the final of the Sapphire Cup.









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