Melbourne City have signed Junior Matildas captain Shelby McMahon for the remainder of the Liberty A-League season.
The 15-year-old has earned her first professional opportunity – joining the league leaders as a replacement for injured star Holly McNamara.
McMahon, who has been training with City since last week, makes the move from Gold Coast Knights in Queensland.
“We’re really excited to welcome Shelby to the club. She is a player we have been following for a while and view her as one of the best young defensive midfielders in Australia,” said head coach Dario Vidosic ahead of Thursday night’s battle with Western United.
“Shelby has a bright future ahead and I’m excited to work with her and see her develop as a player over the coming months.”
McMahon added: “I’m really excited to sign at Melbourne City, a club that has had so much success in the A-League Women’s competition over the years.
“The facilities here are second to none and I’m really looking forward to this opportunity to develop as a player and learn from Dario and my teammates.”