Western Sydney Wanderers FC have today confirmed the signing of Malia Steinmetz for the upcoming A-League Women's season.
The New Zealand International played in her very first season in the domestic competition last season with Perth Glory where she featured in every match.
The 22-year-old midfielder made her debut for the New Zealand Senior Team in 2017 and most recently was part of their U20s squad in 2018.
Head coach Catherine Cannuli welcomed Steinmetz to the club.
“Malia showed the league her natural talent and ability last season in the A-Leagues and has been rising through the ranks of New Zealand’s national team,” said Cannuli.
“We are delighted to have her at the club and look forward to watching her growth and development over the season.”
Steinmetz said she was ready to be part of the success the Wanderers are planning for 2021/22.
“The competition (A-Leagues) was a great step up for me personally after playing in New Zealand and the National Premier League Women’s division,” said Steinmetz.
“It’s for sure a great platform that I’m learning so much from which will hopefully help my football career even more in the future.
“Talking to Cath (head coach Catherine Cannuli), also gave me a lot of excitement for this A-League Womens season and what the team will be able to achieve.
“I am personally aiming for the 2021 World Cup seeing as it is across my two current homes and it would be an amazing experience.
“Club-wise, I want to be part of the success I can see the team having this year, where I know a Top 3 spot is on.”