Melbourne Victory is pleased to announce the signing of two-time AFLW premiership player, Jenna McCormick, ahead of the Westfield W-League 2019/20 season.
McCormick arrives with previous W-League experience having played for Adelaide United, Canberra United and Brisbane Roar just last season, and has signed a one-year deal with Victory.
As well as representing the School Sport Australia girls’ football team on a tour of South America in 2013, the midfielder has also spent two years abroad playing in the top tiers in Iceland and Norway in 2016 and 2017.
McCormick cites a sense of unfinished business as her reason to move away from AFLW, where she was part of two premierships with the Adelaide Crows.
“Pursuing football ahead of AFLW was about feeling a sense of unfinished business and wanting to represent my country,” said McCormick.
“The Olympics next year is where I want to be. I’ve had a really successful time with the Crows winning two premierships, and I felt as though I’d achieved everything I wanted to there.
“As we finished on a high, the time was right to move on to the next challenge in my career and I’ve found that here at Melbourne Victory.
“I’m really excited – I’ve been really impressed with the overall standard of the resources they provide for the women’s program, and I want to be in an elite environment and be able to perform at my best, which I believe I’ll be able to do here.”
Melbourne Victory W-League Head Coach, Jeff Hopkins, was thrilled to bring in a player of McCormick’s skill and experience into the squad.
“It’s very exciting to sign a player of Jenna’s calibre,” said Hopkins.
“She’s proven at W-League level and has also experienced a lot of success in the AFLW competition that she can now bring to us as we look to improve on last year’s premiership triumph.
“This is also the first of many signing announcements to come for our W-League squad, which is exciting as we look toward the beginning of the new season in the coming months.”