Ella Mastrantonio has signed for Bristol City Women, the 28-year-old arriving from W-League side Western Sydney Wanderers.
The midfielder, who has been playing in Australia’s top-flight for over a decade, told bcfc.co.uk:
“It’s an honour, privilege and a dream come true to sign for such a prestigious club as Bristol City and coming to one of, if not the best league in the world.”
Mastrantonio, who links up again with former team-mate and now City Manager Tanya Oxtoby, said: “I’m so excited to be able to work with Tanya again after spending my formative years as a footballer together in Western Australia and to now be working with each other in the WSL is just incredible.”
Oxtoby said: “Ella is someone who had to put up with playing alongside me in Perth when she was younger, and I’ve been following her footballing journey over a number of years since I left.
“She had an outstanding season for Western Sydney in the W-League last year, and I felt that now was the right time to get her across and challenge her in one of the best leagues in the world.”