Rebekah Stott named Melbourne City Women’s Captain

Melbourne City FC is delighted to announce that Rebekah Stott has been named Captain of the Club’s A-League Women’s team ahead of the 2023/24 season.  

Part of the Club’s first Women’s squad in 2015/16, the central defender will wear the captain’s armband as she embarks on her seventh season at City after returning from Women’s Super League side, Brighton & Hove Albion.  

Stott will lead City alongside an experienced leadership group which includes; Rhianna Pollicina (vice-captain), Kaitlyn Torpey and Melissa Barbieri.  

No stranger to success in the A-Leagues, Stott is a five-time A-League Women’s Champion and two-time Premiership winning player.

With a wealth of experience playing in England, America, Norway and Germany, the New Zealand international is City’s all-time leading Women’s appearance holder having made 75 of her 100 total A-League Women’s appearances at the Club. 

Leading an exciting group of young talent, Stott’s experience will be invaluable in the competition’s first full home and away season. 

Melbourne City FC Women’s Captain, Rebekah Stott, said: 

“It’s an honour to be named Captain of this incredible Club.  

To be a member of the Club’s first ever Women’s team, to have so much success in these colours and to now have the opportunity to lead this group is extra special.  

“I have so much belief in this squad and our staff and together will do everything that we can to bring success back to the Club.  

“I’ve been very fortunate to play under some amazing leaders throughout my career, from Steph Catley to Ali Riley, and I’m surrounded by a strong leadership group that I believe will help us go one step further this season.”  

Women’s Head Coach, Dario Vidosic, said: 

“We’re really excited to have Rebekah leading us this season. 

“She’s an experienced player who is a role model both on and off the pitch and is someone that can be easily approached by any member of our playing squad. 

“Along with Rhianna Pollicina, Melissa Barbieri and Kaitlyn Torpey, we have a great leadership group who we hope will be able to lead us to a successful season on the pitch this year.” 

Melbourne City FC Director of Football, Michael Petrillo, said: 

“There is no person that epitomises the values and culture of this team and Club more than Rebekah. 

“Her health battles have been well chronicled, and it is this fierce determination to overcome adversity, a never say die attitude and her ability to inspire others not just by her words but by her actions that will make her an outstanding leader of our A-League Women’s team.” 

“Rebekah is the type of character and person upon which the fabric of this team has been built and she will be a great mentor for all our players in the group.” 

Stott’s first official match as Captain will come in her home country as City open their A-League Women’s campaign against Wellington Phoenix on Sunday afternoon at Sky Stadium.


Memberships for the 2023/24 A-Leagues season are now on sale, and with more football than ever before, there’s plenty to get excited about. 

  • Our first Asian Champions League campaign played on home soil
  • Two massive home Melbourne Derbies
  • The chance to claim an unprecedented fourth A-League Men’s Premiers Plate
  • An extended A-League Women’s season
  • Plus, loads more

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