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Sep 21, 2023   |  9:28AM AET

Exciting young forward added to Glory ALW squad

Exciting young forward added to Glory ALW squad

Perth Glory is delighted to confirm that exciting young forward Anika Stajcic has joined the club’s Liberty A-League squad for the 2023/24 season.

The 17-year-old made her A-League debut for Sydney FC last season, ironically against Glory at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium in Round 16, having previously risen to prominence with Football NSW Institute in the NPLW New South Wales.

The Young Matildas representative is now looking forward to opening a new chapter in her fledgling career with Glory.

“I’m really excited to be here in Perth,” she said.

“Personally, I want to get a bit more playing time than I got at Sydney last season and I definitely feel that the team here is very together, really connected and willing to fight for each other.

“I’m confident that we can make the Finals this year having been pretty unlucky to have just missed out in the past couple of seasons.

“We definitely have a high spirit and I think that can really take us far in this competition.”

Glory Head Coach Alex Epakis is thrilled to have brought another young player with huge potential into the squad.

“Anika is an exciting attacker in the early stages of her career,” he said.

“She comes to our club with Young Matildas and ALW experiences which we hope to build on further.

“Anika holds a very strong competitive mentality, along with a good attacking skill-set and she is very eager to make her mark on this team and contribute to the team success.

“We have a very exciting group of young players in our squad and Anika adds further quality.”

#ONEGlory