Lewes FC can confirm Australian midfielder Libby Copus-Brown has joined the club ahead of the new Women’s Championship season.
Copus-Brown, 24, arrives subject to international clearance and is the latest signing for boss Scott Booth.
She began her career at Newcastle Jets before moving to Western Sydney Wanderers in 2020. And it was partially through one of her opponents Down Under – who also plays for Lewes – that she got the call from the Dripping Pan.
“Funnily enough I knew of Isobel Dalton through playing in Australia, and she knew I was coming over in search of a club. I’m know my agent was already in contact but Izzy mentioned my name as well,” says Copus-Brown.
“What Lewes is about is very similar to what I’m about. I work hard for equality and am a member of Common Goal. Once the conversations started happening it just felt like it was meant to be. I’m really looking forward to getting started in the new season.”
‘This just feels like I’m at home’
Copus-Brown has been with the Rooks squad for some weeks, training under boss Booth as the team prepares for the 2022/23 Women’s Championship campaign.
And she’s hit the ground running alongside her new teammates.
“The lucky thing with football is wherever you go in the world it’s pretty much the same. I was talking to my grandparents the other day and this just feels like I’m at home,” she says.
“I feel like I’ve known the girls a really long time and I get along with Scott really well. There’s not much of a difference even though we’re on the other side of the world – it just feels like this was meant to be.”
Asked what Rooks fans can expect from the playmaker this season, Copus-Brown adds: “I’m a typical midfielder. I work hard, love setting up goals and love being part of a dedicated team.
“That’s what Lewes is. We’re a team that won’t give up all the way to the end, and I think I can contribute to that. That’s how I am as a player.”
Everyone at Lewes FC would like to welcome Libby to the club.