Above: Chloe Middleton in action for Canberra United last season. Photo: Illawarra Mercury.
Canberra United today announced that they have re-signed midfielder Chloe Middleton for a second season in green.
Middleton made her debut for the Capital City side in the opening game of last season at home to Melbourne City, and went on to make fourteen appearances during the year, starting eight matches. The midfielder netted her first career A-League goal during Canberra’s 5-0 win over her former club Western Sydney Wanderers.
Speaking about the news, Canberra United head coach Njegosh Popovich said:“We are pleased that Chloe has agreed to join us for a second season in the Liberty A-League. Chloe enjoyed a good first season with the club, providing excellent cover in the centre of midfield as well as showing versatility to play elsewhere when required. She has a positive attitude and is eager to learn and we are looking forward to working with her throughout the year.”
The midfielder was equally pleased to be pulling on a green shirt for a second season: “I am delighted to be able to sign for Canberra United for a second season and am very much looking forward to joining up with the group again,” Middleton said of the announcement.
“I loved my first season with the club. It’s a fantastic place to be and we have some of, if not the best supporters in the league. They always get behind us and make playing at home such an occasion.
“We have a tremendous set of players here and I have really enjoyed playing for Canberra, exploring the City, and seeing what it has to offer. It’s a brilliant environment to learn in and I am excited to get going.”
Canberra United’s 2022/2023 Liberty A-League season begins on Saturday 19 November with a home match against Perth Glory at McKellar Park.
Sydney FC‘s opening home match of the A-League Women season – a Grand Final replay against Melbourne Victory – will take place in front of a bumper crowd at Manly United’s Cromer Park on Saturday 26th November at 3pm.
The game pits the Sky Blues as reigning Premiers against the Champions in a repeat of the fixture where Ante Juric’s team secured the Premiers Plate in 2021.
Fans on Sydney’s Northern Beaches have regularly turned out in large numbers and produced an equally large amount of noise to support the Sky Blues Women’s squad and another good turn out is expected at Cromer Park for the first match of the season.
Head Coach Ante Juric said: “We’ve always been extremely well supported when we play in Manly and I expect this will be no different for the home season opener. It’s a massive match and one in which we are determined to put on a show for the big crowd. There are a huge number of families in the area and a great interest in football so it will be nice to see a sell out for the game.”
In other fixtures news, Sydney FC’s Christmas Eve Sydney Derby clash with Western Sydney Wanderers in the A-League Women will kick off at 2.20pm AEDT, ahead of the men’s match with Macarthur FC at 5pm in an Allianz Stadium doubleheader.
Meanwhile, Sydney’s New Year’s Eve A-League Women’s match away to Brisbane Roar has been scheduled for AJ Kelly Park at 3pm AEDT.