Boasting a glittering career including having won four league titles, AFC Women’s Asian Cup, W-League Golden Boot, Young Player of the Year and the Julie Dolan Medal (2010-11), Simon remains one of Australia’s most successful players. Having first signed for City in 2017, Simon went on to make 14 appearances for the club and played a major part in its third consecutive title.

Following successful seasons with City in the past, Japanese World Cup winner Yukari Kinga and Kiwi international, Rebekah Stott have also re-signed.

Having played an important midfield role in Melbourne City’s past three seasons, foundation player Amy Jackson returns for the 2018-19 season, as does experienced former Matildas goalkeeper, Melissa Barbieri, alongside Rhali Dobson and Sofia Sakalis, in what Vidosic is confident can be a title-winning squad.

“We’ve retained a large group of the successful squad from last year which provides us with a stable platform to work from,” said Vidosic

“With the quality and hunger for success of our new signings, this is a team that wants to win.

“We’ve still got a few more players to confirm before our list is complete which I am sure will excite all Melbourne City fans ahead of the new season.”

City’s W-League title defence kicks off against Canberra United at McKellar Park in the capital on October 28.

Melbourne City W-League roster 2018-19 as of 24 September 2018

Name Position Last Played For
Melissa Barbieri Goalkeeper Melbourne City FC
Rebekah Stott Defender Sky Blue FC
Steph Catley Defender Seattle Reign FC
Yukari Kinga Defender Melbourne City FC
Elise Kellond-Knight * Midfielder Hammarby
Tameka Butt * Midfielder Klepp IL
Amy Jackson Midfielder Melbourne City FC
Sofia Sakalis Midfielder Melbourne City FC
Kyah Simon Forward Houston Dash
Adriana Jones * Forward Adelaide United
Helen Caceres * Forward Western Sydney Wanderers
Rhali Dobson Forward Melbourne City FC

* New signing