WATCH: ‘This one would be pretty special’ — Rebekah Stott’s grand final wish

Football Fern Rebekah Stott says the rivalry with seven-times finalists Sydney will drive her Melbourne City side to perform in Saturday’s women’s A-League grand final.

“This one would be pretty special,” Stott said. “It’s been a while since we’ve won a Championship.”

Melbourne have not won the title since 2019-20, but they and Sydney are vying to become the first club to win five grand finals when they go head-to-head at Melbourne’s AAMI Park.

“I was here from the very first year, and I’ve been here for so long since it’s just an amazing club,” Stott told a pre-match media briefing.

After signing as a foundation player for City, Stott spent time in the United Kingdom with Brighton & Hove Albion before she was diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2021, when she was 27. She returned to Melbourne for her long-term rehabilitation.

“It would be so cool to come back home to Melbourne City and to win the Championship alongside the Premiership would be so special to me and this group of girls really deserve it, we’ve worked so hard all season and it would be incredible,” Stott said.

“I think the whole league has had to shift with so many players going overseas but the amount of talent we have in our squad is incredible and to see these younger players playing the way we do, it’s so cool to see and I’m so happy to be a part of it.”

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Watch Rebekah Stott’s media conference

Stott met the media with Melbourne City’s head coach Dario Vidosic:


Game to be played on Saturday May 4, 2024

Grand final

Melbourne City v Sydney
AAMI Park, Melbourne, 6.15pm (NZT)
Live on Sky Sport

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