Melbourne City FC is delighted to announce the re-signing of W-League Captain Emma Checker on a two-year deal.
Having joined City in 2019, Checker has made 23 appearances for the Club and was named captain last season.
Playing in a star-studded team during her first season at City, Checker was part of our record-breaking 2019/20 squad that went through the season undefeated on their way to a Premiership and Championship double.
After making her W-League debut as a 15-year-old, Checker has gone on to make 101 appearances in her career so far. In March she made her 100th W-League appearance in City’s 1-0 win over Perth Glory.
Checker has scored two career goals and netted her first in City blue in Round 5 last season against Adelaide United.
Widely regarded as one of the best defenders in not just the W-League but country, she received a Matildas call-up for July’s friendlies against Netherlands and Germany, appearing in both fixtures to now sit on seven international caps.
Checker will again lead our W-League squad in season 2021/22 and is the second of many signings to be announced over the coming weeks.
W-League Head Coach Rado Vidosic said:
“Emma’s an exceptional leader and having now been at the Club for the past two seasons, she knows exactly the way we want to play and will set a great example for the rest of the squad.
“She is one of the best and most experienced defenders in the W-League and I have no doubt she’ll continue to improve this season.”
Emma Checker said:
“It was an easy decision to sign on for the next two years. I’ve loved my time at City so far and feel like there’s a lot more I can bring and contribute in the seasons to come.
“We’ve experienced some highs and some lows, but that’s football and it’s all in the way we bounce back this season. It’s been an amazing journey so far and I’m excited by the direction the Club is heading in.
“The Club shows great commitment and ambition towards the Women’s team. It’s important as women that we feel valued by our club and that’s a big part of why I feel so heavily invested in the club in the long run.”