Cooney-Cross commits to Wanderers

Western Sydney Wanderers FC are proud to announce the signing of Young Matildas midfielder Kyra Cooney-Cross.

A Ballarat City junior, Cooney-Cross burst onto the Westfield W-League scene at the start of the 2017/18 season when she signed for Melbourne Victory as a 16-year-old.

In her debut season at the club, the creative midfielder featured in all 12 matches, scoring two goals.

Part of last season’s Westfield W-League Premiers Plate winning squad, Cooney-Cross has been a regular in the Young Matildas squad and is currently away with new teammates Courtney Nevin and Susan Phonsongkham at the AFC U-19 Women’s Championship.

Wanderers Westfield W-League head coach Dean Heffernan said he was looking forward to seeing what Cooney-Cross can bring to the Red & Black this season.

“Kyra is a talented young player who will add creativity to our midfield, we’re excited to see how she progresses with us this season in the W-League,” said Heffernan.

“Kyra, as well as Courtney and Susan, are away with the Young Matildas at the moment and I wish them all the best in the AFC U-19 Women’s Championship where they take on Japan tomorrow morning to book their place at next year’s U20 World Cup.”