WILKINSON LOCKED IN: Star striker returns to City

We are excited to announce that New Zealand international Hannah Wilkinson will return to City for the new A-League Women’s season!

Wilkinson played down under for the first time last in 2021/22, enjoying a brilliant first season in the competition.

She found the back of the net 14 times in 14 appearances, wreaking havoc for defences across the competition.

No performance was more memorable than the Boxing Day Melbourne Derby, Wilkinson becoming the second City player in the calendar year to score 5 goals against our cross-town rival.

A dominant first season for City saw Wilkiinson rocket into second in the club’s all-time Women’s leading scorer list, now just three goals behind Jess Fishlock (17).

Head Coach Rado Vidosic said securing Wilkinson’s signature was a big priority over the off-season.

“Hannah’s presence in the final third was huge for us all season and was a big factor in a number of the goals we scored.

“We’re delighted to welcome her back for the new season and look forward to seeing her again provide a focal point for us upfront.

“With plenty of experience and success all over the world, Hannah brings a great amount of leadership to our group.”

Wilkinson said it was an easy decision to return to City after an enjoyable first season in Melbourne.

“I loved our style of play and the exceptional players I had around me,” Wilkinson.

“I played some of my best football alongside those teammates, so I’m extremely excited to join up with them, along with some talented newcomers this season.

“I’d love to grab the Golden Boot I came so close to last season, but my goal is always to contribute to wins in any way I can. As a team our collective goal is to win the double, which of course is the most important!”