Canberra United have added to their playing ranks with the signing of Canberra United Academy forward Sofia Christopherson.
The addition of Christopherson brings United’s squad for the 2022/2023 Liberty A-League season to 20 as kick-off to the brand new campaign edges ever closer.
Christopherson skippered Canberra United Academy in their 2022 National Premier League season and ended her Academy playing career with 50 appearances and 22 goals, highlighting her physicality, pace, and leadership abilities in a youthful Academy structure.
“I am delighted to be able to add Sofia to the Canberra United squad,” Head Coach Njegosh Popovich said. “ A player that has speed and the ability to find the goal, during her trial she has not looked out of place amongst the squad, she deserves this position within the team.
“Sofia is a perfect example of the Academy pathway in Canberra working. She is a product of the environment, being challenged consistently has provided her with the maturity to cope with being a professional player. Promotion to the Canberra United squad for 2022/2023 is a natural progression for a player of her quality.
“Our Academy is vital in this respect as we look to develop the future stars of Canberra United and the Liberty A-League.”
The young forward was in excellent form for the Academy during the 2022 National Premier League season and is ecstatic about receiving the call up to be a part of the Canberra United senior squad.
“The call up was a lovely surprise, and I am delighted to be joining Canberra United for the new season,” Christopherson said.
“Playing for Canberra United is a dream come true for me and I am thankful for Njegosh Popovich and the coaching staff for having the faith in me to make the step up from the Academy.
“The Canberra United Academy program has been a huge part of my development and I thoroughly enjoyed my football there. I can’t wait to get started with the first team squad.”
Canberra United’s 2022/2023 Liberty A-League season begins on Saturday 19 November with a home match against Perth Glory at McKellar Park.
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Name: Sofia Christopherson
Date of Birth: 17/05/2004
Place of Birth: Canberra, ACT
Former Clubs: Canberra United Academy
A-League Appearances: 0
A-League Goals: 0
Canberra United Academy Appearances: 50
Canberra United Academy Goals: 22