Canberra land Young Matilda who won the Premiership-Championship double last season

Canberra United have signed talented teenager Mary Stanic-Floody for the upcoming Liberty A-League season.

Stanic-Floody joins the club after making a dozen appearances in Sydney FC’s Premiership and Championship winning season, playing mainly as an impact sub for the club before the 17-year-old’s release in August.

The Young Matilda is hoping to make a splash at Canberra, signing a one-year deal.

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“I am very much looking forward to arriving in Canberra and being a part of this great club for the new Liberty A-League season,” Stanic-Floody said.

“As a young footballer I am constantly learning, and I feel that Canberra is the best place for me to take that next step in my career. The club have a wonderful history of promoting young players and giving them the chance, and I am aiming to take mine once it comes.

“I have had experience of playing at McKellar Park in the blue of Sydney FC last season, and the atmosphere was superb. I can’t wait to pull on the green shirt in front of those supporters and have their backing and I am grateful for the opportunity to do so.”

Canberra United head coach Njegosh Popovich added: “I am pleased to be able to add Mary to our roster for the forthcoming Liberty A-League season.

“As a Young Matildas international, Mary is definitely one for future, as well as the here and now. She has exceptional control, a tough streak which is vital for someone playing in that role, as well as an industry and graft that stands her above many of her peers.

“I have no doubt that our supporters will enjoy watching her all-action performances and that she will be valuable addition to the playing group.”

Stanic-Floody is the club’s fourth off-season signing, joining Tegan Bertolossio, Ruby Nathan and Maria Jose Rojas (Melbourne City) as Canberra’s latest arrivals.