Sydney FC’s star Matildas’ striker Remy Siemsen has signed with Swedish club AIK as she pursues her dream of playing in the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™.
The Sky Blues graduate has spent five of the last six season in Sydney FC colours and has led the goalscoring charts in four of those seasons, winning two Premierships in the process.
Her success with Sydney FC has led to Matildas’ selection and now she has secured a switch to the Swedish Damallsvenskan (Women’s first division).
“I’m really excited, I had a taste test in Europe when I was with the national team and I was able to train in Denmark after we played Ireland last year and I loved it,” she said.
“AIK want to grow the club in the next few years and they took a liking to the way I played, so I can’t wait to get started.
“I’m excited to have a different football experience, to learn about living in a brand new place and in a new culture.
“I think it will develop me as a footballer and as a person.”
The 22-year old hasn’t yet given up the thought of wearing the Sky Blue again next season.
“With the Swedish season aligning outside of the women’s season in Australia, it may give me an opportunity to come back to play with Sydney FC,” she continued.
“It’s important to be playing matches and getting game time in the lead up to the World Cup and if the season finishes in time for me to come back, then I’d definitely be looking to play some more games in Sky Blue.”
Head Coach Ante Juric says her move is fully deserved.
“Remy has been integral to helping our success over the past few years and I’m delighted she has the opportunity to further her football knowledge in Europe,” he said.
“She deserves her chance and playing more regularly at a higher level during our off-season can only help her chances of representing the Matildas at next year’s World Cup.”
Siemsen will fly out to Europe and join up with her new team mates following the Matildas two friendly matches with New Zealand in Townsville and Canberra.