Aimee Medwin becomes first Tasmanian Western United player

Aimee Medwin has become the first Tasmanian to represent Western United after signing a scholarship contract with Western United’s Liberty A-League Women team.

The Hobart local returns to Australia having played in the American college system, first for the University of Mississippi and most recently for Long Beach State University.

“I am really excited to play alongside such an amazingly talented and motivated group of players and coaches at Western United,” Medwin said.

“The club has been great welcoming me so far and I’m very excited to get into games soon.

“After finishing College I’m really happy to be returning back to Australia to play and be a part of the club.”

The 23-year-old previously represented Australia at Under-16 level and made her Liberty A-League debut with Melbourne City in the 2018/19 season while playing 69 times in NPLW Victoria for South Melbourne.

The signing further strengthens the link between Tasmania and United, with the Club recently announcing A-League matches will return to the state for the third year running.  

Western United Head Coach Mark Torcaso said Medwin adds to the list of young talent in the squad who will hope to break through in the Liberty A-League this season.

“Aimee has played at a high level already throughout her young career and I’m pleased that she has committed to continuing her development here with us,” he said.

“Having been a junior international and part of an A-League environment already, she comes from a Division 1 college program where she has really continued to elevate her game.

“Aimee only adds to our strong presence of young talent here and it is great to have a young girl from Hobart join the Club as we prepare to head over there in January.”

Medwin has joined the squad this week after its 1-0 win over Melbourne Victory in the Club’s first ever Liberty A-League match and will take the No.5 jersey.