Liberty A-League Champions and Premiers Sydney FC have added two CommBank Young Matildas to their Women’s squad for the next two seasons.
22-year-old defender and former Junior Matildas’ captain Tori Tumeth will link up with Ante Juric’s squad alongside 16-year-old midfielder Sienna Saveska, who was again called into the Young Matildas squad this week following the Asian Cup 2024 qualifying campaign.
The pair join with Sydney FC close to smashing their Women’s Membership target of 1,000 Memberships following the success of the FIFA Women’s World Cup; having already surpassed their previous best two months ahead of the season start.
Head Coach Ante Juric is delighted to have secured both players.
“Tori and Sienna are excellent young players who have been on the club’s radar for a few years now. I’m glad they have accepted this opportunity to join us as I believe they both have big futures,” he said.
“Tori is someone I have coached before in my time as the Young Matildas coach. She impressed me immensely and she has continued to flourish since as a cultured ball playing defender.
“Sienna is someone that will excite and create chances for us going forward and in my opinion is a star in the making.
“Both have the potential to become Matildas in the years to come and we at Sydney FC will do all we can to help them reach those levels. It is something we pride ourselves on and have been successful with in recent times.”
Tumeth was a virtual ever-present for Melbourne City over her first two seasons and has fought back from an ACL knee injury over the past 12 months.
She is anticipating a big season for the Sky Blues.
“Sydney FC’s recent success as well as the Matildas has really helped ignite Women’s football and it’s truly exciting to be a part of.
“I am excited for a new challenge joining Sydney FC. I’m extremely determined to help this group retain the Championship and Premiership.”
Saveska impressed in her Liberty A-League appearances for Western Sydney Wanderers last season and is expecting more time in the spotlight this campaign.
“It has been my childhood dream to play for this club and to be mentored by fantastic coaches like Ante and his coaching staff. I’m delighted to now call this amazing club my home.
“I’m excited to be joining a winning group of girls and for the challenge of defending the club’s silverware, as well as continuing the growth of women’s football in this country.”
Both players will begin training with the squad in early September ahead of the first game against Western Sydney Wanderers at Allianz Stadium on Saturday 14th October.
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