Team News | Round 13 Extended Squads Named

Head Coaches Tony Popovic and Jeff Hopkins have named their extended squads ahead of Round 13.

Melbourne Victory Women

A 1-1 draw against an in-form Perth Glory team last weekend broke a streak of three losses in a row for Jeff Hopkins’ side.

Our girls in blue will look to build on the performance as they face a struggling Canberra United.

Goalkeeper Lydia Williams missed Friday’s clash with the Glory after picking up an ankle injury during the loss to Western United the week before. While she was cleared of any serious injury, Williams’ return will be a day-to-day proposition.

Defender Jessika Nash has returned to Hopkins’ extended squad to face Canberra after also missing the clash with Perth after picking up a knee injury against Western United. Her progress will continue to be monitored.

Striker Kurea Okino also returns to the extended squad after missing last week.


1.Lydia WILLIAMS, 2.Jamilla RANKIN, 3.Tori HANSEN, 4.Sara D’APPOLONIA, 5.Jessika NASH, 7.Ella O’GRADY, 8.Alana MURPHY, 9.Emily GIELNIK, 10.Alex CHIDIAC, 11.McKenzie WEINERT, 13.Kurea OKINO, 15.Emma CHECKER, 16.Paige ZOIS, 18.Kayla MORRISON, 19.Lia PRIVITELLI, 21.Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT, 23.Rachel LOWE, 27.Rosie CURTIS, 50.Courtney NEWBON

Ins: 1.Lydia WILLIAMS, 5.Jessika NASH, 7.Ella O’GRADY, 13. Kurea OKINO

Outs: nil

Unavailable: 6.Beattie GOAD, 20.Miranda TEMPLEMAN

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 12: McKenzie Weinert of Victory and Claudia Mihocic of Glory (C) go up for a header during the A-League Women round 12 match between Melbourne Victory and Perth Glory at Leichhardt Oval, on January 12, 2024, in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images)

Melbourne Victory Men

Our boys in blue can make it 13 games unbeaten on Friday night when they travel to face Wellington Phoenix at Sky Stadium.

Leigh Broxham, Stefan Nigro and Franco Lino all return to Tony Popovic’s extended squad ahead of the trip to Wellington, with midfielder Fabian Monge the only exclusion.

After picking up injuries during last week’s match against Central Coast, both Ryan Teague and Daniel Arzani remain available for selection.


2.Jason GERIA, 3.Adama TRAORE, 4.Rai MARCHAN, 5.Damien DA SILVA, 6.Leigh BROXHAM 7.Chris IKONOMIDIS, 8.Zinedine MACHACH, 11.Ben FOLAMI, 14.Connor CHAPMAN, 16.Stefan NIGRO, 17.Nishan VELUPILLAY, 19.Daniel ARZANI, 20.Paul IZZO, 21.Roderick MIRANDA, 22.Jake BRIMMER, 24.Eli ADAMS, 25.Ryan TEAGUE, 27.Jordi VALADON, 28.Franco LINO, 40.Christian SICILIANO

Ins: 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 16.Stefan NIGRO, 28.Franco LINO

Outs: 18.Fabian MONGE

Unavailable: 10. Bruno FORNAROLI

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 13: Gbenga Folami of Melbourne Victory competes for the ball with Dan Hall of the Mariners during the A-League Men round 12 match between Central Coast Mariners and Melbourne Victory at Allianz Stadium, on January 13, 2024, in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Scott Gardiner/Getty Images)