Wanderers lock in Abdul Massih for next two Liberty A-League seasons

Western Sydney Wanderers FC are proud to announce the re-signing of young gun Ella Abdul Massih for the next two Liberty A-League seasons.

The Western Sydney local featured in her first season of the competition last season with the Red & Black where she made five appearances at the back-end of the season.

The 16-year-old has been regularly selected for CommBank Junior Matildas training camps and was recently part of the squad that competed at the AFF U18 Women’s Championship 2022 in Indonesia.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MARCH 01: Kate Taylor of the Phoenix and Ella Abdul Massih of the Wanderers compete for the ball during the A-League Women’s match between Western Sydney Wanderers and Wellington Phoenix at Wanderers Park, on March 01, 2022, in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images)

Looking back on her first season of the Liberty A-League competition, Abdul Massih said that the opportunity was an incredible experience.

“I thought the first season was an amazing experience, being in a squad surrounded with some big names and experienced players, I had role models around me who have taught me a lot on and off the field,” explained Abdul Massih.

“The competition was awesome, it was challenging and pushed me to be better. Being surrounded by such professional players and playing against some big names is something that every little girl dreams of and I am lucky enough to have experienced that.”

Abdul Massih said she was proud to continue her journey at her hometown club.

“I’m a Western Sydney girl and this club is my home. I was welcomed here with open arms and treated like any player would want to be,” said Abdul Massih.

“I had role models in the squad last season who are like family to me now. Any player would want to stay at a club when they are treated so well and respected by their staff and teammates.

“The Wanderers are the club for me and without a doubt, there is nowhere else I’d rather be.”