Canberra and Jets Add To Squads Ahead of Big Kick-Off

With just over a week to go until the 2022/23 A-League Women season gets underway, we hear of new signings at both Canberra United and Newcastle Jets (9/11/22).

Above: Madison McComarsky (28) in action for Wayland Baptist University. Photo: Wayland Baptist University.

Canberra United today reported the addition of defender Madison McComasky to their A-League Women squad.

McComasky brings the total of players signed to 21 as kick-off to the brand-new campaign edges ever closer.

McComasky gets her first chance to impress in the A-League after joining United for the new campaign having impressed in the New South Wales NPL for the Macarthur Rams.

Speaking about his newest recruit, Canberra United head coach Njegosh Popovich said: “She is an exciting prospect and I believe that the professionalism within our club will help her to become a very competitive centre back for us this season.

“I first noticed Maddison playing for Macarthur and she was a standout In both the semi-final and final of the NPL NSW competition. Her reading of the game is very good, her positioning and awareness are a standout of her game. I am looking forward to working with Madison during the season.”

McComasky, who can play in both defence or midfield, has spent most of her formative footballing years in the United States Collegiate system starting with Northeast Texas Community College and then Wayland Baptist University, before starring for the UIW Cardinals in San Antonio, Texas.

One of five siblings, McComasky impressed Popovich and after a trial period at the club has secured a spot in the squad for the upcoming season.

Canberra United’s 2022/2023 Liberty A-League season begins on Saturday 19th November with a home match against Perth Glory at McKellar Park.

Graphic: Newcastle Jets.

Newcastle Jets today announced the signing of Josie Allan on a scholarship deal. Allan, who plays as an attacker, joins the senior side after coming through the club’s Academy.

Head coach Ash Wilson is pleased to have Allan on board for the coming season, saying: “Josie is an exciting academy product who we believe has a clear future pathway aligned to our A-League club and the potential for success beyond that. She is only 16 but has a great attitude, is quick, dynamic, and has spark in the way she plays.

“Regardless of the situation, she is in, Josie plays with confidence beyond her years and backs herself.  We see the potential, and while there is still a lot of growth and learning for Josie as a player and athlete, it is important for us to support her and challenge her so that she can reach that potential as well as contribute positively to the future of our club and team.”

Allan is looking forward to the season ahead of further developing her game at the Newcastle Jets. The teenager said: “I’m very excited to be joining the team this season after coming through the Jets Academy.

“The team and the coaching staff have been great to me so far in helping me ease into the team environment. I’m looking forward to taking my game to the next level this season and it will be amazing to make my debut for the club.”

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