Melbourne City’s new sister act ready for the Liberty A-League

Melbourne City have re-signed Leticia McKenna for the 2023-24 Liberty A-League season and she will be joined by sister Tijan at the club.

Leticia McKenna has signed a two-year contract extension, while Tijan arrives on a one-year deal having spent the past three seasons with Perth Glory.

Tijan McKenna is the fourth new face at City, who lost in the Elimination Final last season, after Rebekah Stott (Brighton & Hove Albion), Laura Hughes (Canberra United), Lysianne Proulx (SCU Torrense).

Meanwhile, Leticia follows Holly McNamara, Rhianna Pollicina, Leah Davidson and Julia Grosso re-signing.

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“We’re thrilled to have Leticia on board for another two seasons and to welcome Tijan to the
club,” head coach Dario Vidosic said.

“Leticia is a creative footballer that gives us another dimension in the middle of the park and Tijan is a composed player who is incredibly talented in possession.

“We’re building a really exciting squad and both Leticia and Tijan will have important roles to
play once the season commences.”

Leticia McKenna joined City ahead of the 2021-22 campaign and she has since established herself in the team’s midfield.

The 21-year-old, who previously played for Perth Glory and Brisbane Roar, scored two goals in 19 appearances last season. She has made 68 A-League Women appearances so far.

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“This club is second to none and I’m so happy to be calling City home for the next two years,” Leticia McKenna said.

“We’ve built a really strong foundation over the past few years and we’re ready to do everything that we can to challenge for silverware this season.

“I can’t wait to get stuck into pre-season with Dario, the coaching team and the girls, and build
towards Round 1.”

Tijan McKenna played three matches for Glory in 2022-23, after the 18-year-old midfielder had amassed 12 appearances in the two seasons prior.

“I’m really excited to join Melbourne City, I’ve obviously heard a lot of great things about the club and I can’t wait to get started and play in front of the home fans in Melbourne,” Tijan McKenna said.

“It’s an incredibly professional club with a great group of players and I think it’s an environment
that will allow me to take my game to another level.

“I’m looking forward to playing football in the City style of play and think it’s a style that suits me.”