Melbourne Victory signs Matildas defender Courtney Nevin 

Melbourne Victory is pleased to announce the signing of Matildas starlet Courtney Nevin for the 2021/22 A-League Women season. 

The 19-year-old joins the Club after three seasons with Western Sydney Wanderers where she made 28 appearances for the Club, after having made her A-League Women's debut at 16-years of age. 

The full-back has represented her country at U17 and U20 level - making her full senior Matildas debut in June 2021 against Denmark alongside Victory's own Kyra Cooney Cross. Nevin then went on to represent Australia at the 2020 Olympic Games as part of Tony Gustavson’s 22-player squad that finished fourth in Tokyo. 

A-League Women's Head Coach Jeff Hopkins said we are excited to add Nevin to the team for the 2021/22 season 

“Courtney is one of the country’s best young talents and we are thrilled to have her join our squad for the team’s title defence,” Hopkins said. 

“She is the complete full-back with her attributes in defence and lethal qualities in attack which will add another dimension to our back-line as we look to finalise our squad in 2021/22. 

“We’ll continue to develop and nurture Courtney’s development as one of the brightest prospects in Australian football – especially with the 2023 Women’s World Cup on the horizon.” 

Courtney Nevin said she is looking forward to playing for Melbourne Victory. 

“It’s really exciting to be heading to Melbourne Victory to join the Champions for the upcoming season. I can’t wait to get started,” Nevin said. 

“The last 12 months has been one of the most exciting years for me in my short career – making my Matildas debut and joining the team at the Olympics – and I’m looking forward to continuing that momentum with Melbourne Victory this season.” 

Nevin will train alongside Cooney-Cross in Europe with the Matildas before returning to Melbourne in late October to join the squad for the remainder of the pre-season.