Melbourne City have released details of their new-look squad for Season 11 including two new Matildas – with the promise of more signings to come.
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