Friday, August 28, 2009

Things getting a move on in the nation's capital

The W-League's only independent club - freely going on its own without an A-League partner and also doing a pretty damn good job at it - announced another player and coach signing yesterday.
As mentioned here as a possible, Emily van Egmond has followed her former Socceroo dad to the ACT and will play for Canberra United this season.
Van Egmond played eight games for the Newcastle Jets in the W-League last year and the midfielder also scored twice. Not only that, she has been a regular part of Young Matildas squads for the past two years and if not for an ill-timed ankle injury would have made her Matildas debut in January this year - all this and she's only 16! I confess I haven't seen her play that much, but in the couple of games I did last year for the Jets, she was impressive. Could be very, very useful for United on a wing or in the middle this year. See why Emily came to Canberra here,
And also yesterday, United announced that Caitlin Munoz will be a scholarship coach for season two. Munoz can't play this year because of having her third right-knee reconstruction, yes, third, but jumped at the chance to still be involved in the ACT club. She's Canberra born and bred and while she's only 25, has 10 years of elite experience including 52 Matildas caps. While she joked yesterday that she has spent most of her time 'picking up cones at training' so far, she'll be an important asset, particulary as it's the first time new coach Ray Junna has coached women. Read about Caitlin here,

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