Young Matildas defender Alexia Apostolakis signs with Melbourne City FC

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Melbourne City FC has announced the signing of Young Matildas defender, Alexia Apostolakis, on a two-year deal which will see her remain at the Club until at least the conclusion of the 2025/26 season.

One of Australia’s brightest young talents, the 18-year-old defender joins City having spent the past three seasons with the Western Sydney Wanderers, where she made 42 appearances in the A-League Women’s competition.

As City embarks on its inaugural AFC Women’s Champions League campaign, Apostolakis’ inclusion further strengthens Head Coach, Dario Vidosic’s, Premiership-winning squad.

With experience beyond her years, Apostolakis has represented Australia at both the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica 2022 and most recently, the AFC U-20 Women’s Asian Cup Uzbekistan 2024.

The versatile defender started in each of Australia’s Asian Cup games, helping the Young Matildas win the Bronze Medal and secure a spot at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Colombia later this year.

Apostolakis has also represented Australia at U-23 level, joining City’s Laura Hughes, Leah Davidson, Leticia McKenna and Bryleeh Henry, during the May-June FIFA international window for the Four Nations Tournament in Sweden earlier this month.

Speaking on Apostolakis signing, Head Coach, Dario Vidosic, outlined the importance of signing a player of Alexia’s quality ahead of the 2024/25 campaign.

“We’re delighted to welcome Alexia to City. She’s an exciting young defender who suits the way we play and provides a huge boost to our squad ahead of the upcoming season as we look forward to not just the A-League Women’s season, but also our first AFC Champions League campaign.

“She’s a technical defender who can play both centrally and out wide, and a really promising Australian talent who’s already got so much experience in the league and at youth national team level.”

Joining several Young Matildas and Australia U-23 teammates at City, Alexia Apostolakis is itching to get started.

“I’m extremely grateful for this opportunity to join Melbourne City. In my eyes, it’s a Club that is very dedicated to the culture and the players.

“I’m looking forward to embracing new learning experiences and challenges which I’m sure will come with the support of the coaches, staff and my new teammates. I can’t wait to get started.”

Source: Melbournecityfc

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