Matilda McCormick returns from Spain to join Melbourne City

Jenna McCormick Source: Getty Images

Matildas defender Jenna McCormick has signed for Melbourne City.

On Thursday morning, Melbourne City announced the signing of McCormick, who returns to the W-League after a stint in Spain with Real Betis.

Well-travelled in the league even at the age of 25, McCormick has previously played for Melbourne Victory, Brisbane Roar, Canberra United and Adelaide United.

She is also famous for being a dual-sport professional, having switched to football after winning two AFLW premierships with Adelaide Crows.

“It wasn't a tough decision to join City," McCormick said.

"The club is undoubtedly leading the way in professional women's football in Australia and I believe that environment breeds success, which is something I want to achieve here.

“My goal for this season is really simple, I want to help build a healthy, supportive, and fun environment for the team to achieve its goals.

"I will be bringing my professionalism, elite standards, and work ethic to the club and I really pride myself on respecting my teammates and working for the greater good of the team.

“There's going to be a lot of fresh faces - including me - so I think it's really important that we establish the standards for the season early, which will then drive our campaign to defend what this incredible team has done over the years.”

Source SBS The World Game