Adelaide City have bolstered their defence with the signing of rising star Mikayla Vidmar for the 2019 Women’s National Premier League season.
Mikayla is the daughter of City legend and former-Socceroo Tony Vidmar, who represented the Black and Whites 134 times between 1989 and 1995.
Beginning her football journey at the age of 11 at Fulham, Vidmar moved to Canberra, where she joined the ACT’s state football program for two years.
Vidmar then returned to Adelaide where she joined the FFSA NTC during her Under 16 years until now, where she has finally arrived at Adelaide City and seemingly following in her father’s glorious footsteps.
When asked what City fans were to expect of her when they see her in action, Vidmar stated that she is not your typical defender.
“I am more of an ball-playing defender,”
“Obviously defending is my strongpoint but I also like getting forward and creating opportunities for myself and my teammates.”
It has been a short journey for Vidmar.
As aforementioned, she started her career rather late compared to many of today’s stars, but she has shown in recent time that she is currently one of the most promising talents in the state.
And she is glad to be at the club that her dad and uncle are considered two of the greatest at, stating that it was an easy decision once the offer was made to make the switch.
“Throughout last season we played against City, they were by far the most professional club out of the lot,” Vidmar said.
“Adelaide City seemed to be the club that suit my style the best and I believe that the club have a lot of talented girls that I am able to learn from and develop my career.”
City fans will be eager to see Vidmar in action for the first time in Black and White, as the Women’s pre-season kicks off later this month.
By Michael Barbaro