Melbourne City Powerchair are delighted to confirm the signing of Rebecca Evans. The 24-year-old will officially join the Club on 11 August and meet up with the current squad in pre-season training.
Evans is widely regarded as one of Australia's best young talents and arrives at the Club following impressive spells at Floreat Athena, Perth Glory and Hills United. Beginning her career in 2018, she was quickly selected to represent Western Australia at the National Championships in the same year, scoring 4 goals. In 2019, Evans vice-captained the Under-21 Australian team at the Asia Pacific Oceania Cup. She also had a successful year in the local competition, scoring 11 goals, 11 assists and won Player's Player and the Best & Fairest award.
At the 2020 Club Championships, Evans captained Perth Glory where she scored 7 goals, and set up plenty of assists. That team went on to reach the semi-finals for the first time. Returning after a break due to COVID-19, Evans signed with Hills United for the 2022 Club Championships. That team went on to make the Grand Final, narrowly losing to Newcastle Jets 1-0. Evans scored 5 goals.
“I’m really looking forward to competing for Melbourne City in the upcoming Victorian Powerchair League. After seeing them compete last season, I’m excited to assist in developing their passing play and seeing what the season holds. Hopefully I can assist the team to raise the trophy at the end of the season!” she told mcypowerchair.org.au after completing her move. Evans will join the Club this Thursday where the squad will start their preparation for the upcoming 2022/23 season due to start in October. Head Coach Luke David added: “We are very lucky and excited to have Rebecca join the Club. Her decision making and ability to score goals will greatly improve our attack which we have struggled with in recent seasons. "We look forward to implementing a more attacking and aggressive style of play with her on the team. She has everything we want in a striker and we are certain she will excel in this squad and this style of play. I am sure our fans will enjoy watching Rebecca perform in this team. "On a more personal level, it's great to have Rebecca join the Club after I encouraged her to try out powerchair football a few years ago. Although we lived on different sides of the country, we connected through having the same disability. It's very rare to find other people with Nemaline Myopathy and now we have 3 on our team! That must be a first across all clubs around the world!". Everyone at Melbourne City welcomes Rebecca Evans to the Club and wishes her the best of luck throughout her time here. Rebecca Evans has elected to wear the No.6 shirt at Melbourne City Powerchair.