We are delighted to today announce the signing of New Zealand international Hannah Wilkinson for the upcoming W-League season.
The 29-year-old striker made her 100th appearance for her country earlier this month in the Tokyo Olympics and has scored 26 goals for the national team.
Wilkinson is no stranger to the big stage, having represented New Zealand in the last two Women’s World Cups as well as the last three Olympics.
After attending college at the University of Tennessee, Wilkinson has had a storied career abroad, spending time playing in Sweden, Portugal, and most recently Germany.
She joins from Bundesliga club MSV Duisburg and will bring a wealth of experience to City’s squad in season 2021/22.
Wilkinson is known for her aerial prowess and with her strong finishing instincts in front of goal, she’ll be looking to wreak havoc for defences all over the country this season.
W-League Head Coach Rado Vidosic said:
“It’s exciting to have a player with a resume like Hannah’s join us for the upcoming season.
“She’ll be a goal-scoring threat in the final third for us and she has shown her quality in Europe and on the international stage plenty of times in recent years.
“Hannah will provide us with some crucial experience and leadership on the pitch and we expect her to complement our style of play well.
“We look forward to her arriving in Melbourne and joining us for pre-season.”
Hannah Wilkinson said:
“The W-League has always caught my eye. It’s a very professional league and it’s great to see that on our side of the world, especially with how much women’s football is developing.
“Melbourne City is a big name and I’ve heard fantastic things about the Club. Melbourne sounds like an incredible place to live and I’m just so excited to meet all the girls. I can’t wait to get to work and help create some new memories for our fans.”