Canberra United Academy products take next step in their career

Canberra United is delighted to announce the signing of former Canberra United Academy players, Alexia Karrys-Stahl and Mikayla Vidmar for the upcoming A-League Women’s season.

Mikayla Vidmar has football in the blood. The daughter of former Socceroo legend Tony Vidmar, Mikayla joined Woden Valley SC when she was 12, before being selected into the Canberra United Academy Program.

Mikayla has been playing for Adelaide City for two years now and was part of their 2019 Premiership winning team.

“Being part of the Canberra United Academy, we would always watch the Canberra United games,” Mikayla said.

“We had some girls in the academy who were also in and out of Canberra United, training and playing so they were always girls we looked up to. The environment and atmosphere at the games has always been incredible.

“The support and unity you feel is like nothing else, and it has always been something I wanted to be a part of.”    

Alexia Karrys-Stahl also grew up playing in Canberra, with Gungahlin United and the Capital Football SAP Program. She represented the ACT in the PSSA, before being selected into the Canberra United Academy. From there, she was selected into the U17s Young Matildas, for the AFC Championship qualifiers in Malaysia.

“It has always been a goal of mine to represent my home town,” Alexia said.

“The atmosphere is like no other and to score in front of my family and friends would be unreal.

“I'm excited to play with so many familiar faces as well as some new ones. I can't wait to work with Vicki and all the other CU staff, it's an absolute privilege.”