Melbourne Victory signs Jamilla Rankin

Melbourne Victory is pleased to announce the signing of defender, Jamilla Rankin, for the 2023/24 Liberty A-League season.

The 20-year-old joins the Club from Brisbane Roar where she made 45 appearances for the Roar over three seasons.

The fullback has represented her country at senior international level, making her Matildas debut against Spain in 2022 and has been a regular in the youth international setup, impressing across her young career.

Melbourne Victory Head Coach, Jeff Hopkins said he was looking forward to seeing what Rankin can produce in the Victory environment.

“We’re thrilled to have Jamilla join us here at Melbourne Victory and we believe she will be an important asset for the upcoming season,” Hopkins said.

“Jamilla is a tenacious, versatile defender who will complement our defensive group. She can play multiple positions across the back four and can be lethal going forward as well.

“With Jessika Nash on the other side of the field, we believe this young and up-and-coming group of fullbacks will be able to prosper here at Melbourne Victory.”

Rankin was also excited to be joining Melbourne Victory.

“I’m excited to be joining the team in Melbourne and can’t wait to get started,” Rankin said.

“Talking to Jeff and the players, they are building an exciting team to challenge for the Championship and I feel this will be a great environment for me to continue my career.

“I’m looking forward to joining a new environment in Melbourne and delivering week-in, week-out for the team.”

Rankin is the third new signing of the 2023/24 A-League Women’s season, joining Rachel Lowe and Emma Checker as well as the re-signings of Kayla Morrison, Lia Privitelli and Alana Murphy.