City sign defender Kaitlyn Torpey

Melbourne City FC are happy to announce the signing of defender Kaityn Torpey for the upcoming W-League season.

A former Young Matilda, Torpey made 43 appearances for Brisbane Roar since making her W-League debut as a 16-year-old in 2016.

The hard-working fullback will add attacking threat to Rado Vidosic’s squad this season, as she joins the likes of Emma Checker, Rebekah Stott, Tori Tumeth, and Chelsea Blissett in what is shaping up to be a strong defensive unit.

Having mainly been deployed as a right-back throughout her W-League career, Torpey’s attacking instincts from defence will see her fit in well at City.

Head Coach Rado Vidosic said:

“Kaitlyn is a player that will fit well into our style of play and really help us improve this season.

“We know she’ll be working hard to make her mark on the team, and she’ll also bring plenty of W-League experience, despite still being just 21-years-old.

“We look forward to her joining us this pre-season and seeing her develop into the player we know she can become.”

Kaitlyn Torpey said:

“City's reputation and history is amazing and I'm so excited to get over to Melbourne and be a part of it.

“It's a big change but I'm really looking forward to getting to work and I think it will be a lot of fun.

“I'm not going to stop running, I'm not going to stop working and I just want to be that player who brings plenty of energy to the group.”