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Aug 29, 2023   |  2:57PM AET

SISTER ACT: Leticia and Tijan McKenna sign on at City

SISTER ACT: Leticia and Tijan McKenna sign on at City

Melbourne City FC is excited to announce the signings of Leticia McKenna and Tijan McKenna ahead of the upcoming A-League Women’s season.  

Leticia McKenna has re-committed to City for a further two seasons, where she will be joined by her younger sister, Tijan, who has penned a one-year deal with the club.   

The talented Australian international youth duo is set to further strengthen Head Coach Dario Vidosic’s midfield ahead of the upcoming season.  

Leticia joined City ahead of the 2021/22 season and has been an important member of City’s midfield. The technically gifted 21-year-old has made 68 A-League Women’s appearances, including 19 in City blue last season. Two of her five goals in the competition came under Vidosic last season.  

Joining her sister at City this season is 18-year-old Tijan. The Western Australian joins after having spent the past three seasons at Perth Glory, where she has made 15 A-League Women’s appearances.  

A talented youngster who has already spent three seasons in the competition, Tijan is a skilful midfielder who loves the ball at her feet.  

Tijan McKenna said:  

“I’m really excited to join Melbourne City, I’ve obviously heard a lot of great things about the club and I can’t wait to get started and play in front of the home fans in Melbourne.  

“It’s an incredibly professional club with a great group of players and I think it’s an environment that will allow me to take my game to another level.  

“I’m looking forward to playing football in the City style of play and think it’s a style that suits me.”  

Leticia McKenna said: 

“This club is second to none and I’m so happy to be calling City home for the next two years.  

“We’ve built a really strong foundation over the past few years and we’re ready to do everything that we can to challenge for silverware this season.  

“I can’t wait to get stuck into pre-season with Dario, the coaching team and the girls, and build towards Round 1.”  

A-League Women’s Head Coach, Dario Vidosic said:  

“We’re thrilled to have Leticia on board for another two seasons and to welcome Tijan to the club.  

“Leticia is a creative footballer that gives us another dimension in the middle of the park and Tijan is a composed player who is incredibly talented in possession. 

“We’re building a really exciting squad and both Leticia and Tijan will have important roles to play once the season commences.”  

2023/24 Melbourne City ALW Squad (to date): Leah DAVIDSON, Julia GROSSO, Bryleeh HENRY, Laura HUGHES, Caitlin KARIC, Leticia MCKENNA, Tijan MCKENNA, Holly MCNAMARA, Rhianna POLLICINA, Lysianne PROULX, Rebekah STOTT, Kaitlyn TORPEY.