Melbourne Victory signs Australian forward Harriet Withers

Melbourne Victory is pleased to announce the signing of dynamic forward Harriet Withers for the 2021/22 A-League Women’s season. 

The 25-year-old joins the Club after spending the past season at Melbourne City, making eight appearances throughout 2020/21 and finding the back of the net once in the campaign. 

The northern New South Wales native was a product of the US college system, spending four years with the Murray State Racers in Kentucky.  

Withers lead the football program’s all-time goal-scoring charts with 37 goals and was named the league’s offensive player of the year on two occasions. 

Melbourne Victory A-League Women’s Head Coach, Jeff Hopkins, said Withers will add more firepower to his Championship-winning squad. 

“We’re pleased to have Harriet on board with the Club this season as we make the finishing touches to our title-defending squad,” Hopkins said.   

“Harriet burst onto the scene in the league last season and her pace and finishing caught the eye of everyone at the Club so we look forward to see what she can bring in Victory colours.” 

Withers said she was looking forward to continuing the momentum she built last season. 

“I’m excited to be joining this Championship-winning side and can’t wait to work with Jeff and his team to build on that success this season,” Withers said. 

“Last season was really exciting for me – returning home to Australia and making my mark in the league – and I’m looking forward to building on that at Victory.”