The Newcastle Jets are pleased to announce the signing of Young Matildas defender Claudia Cicco for the 2023/24 season.
Cicco joins the Jets from the Wellington Phoenix where she spent the 2022/23 A-League Women’s campaign in her debut season. Predominantly a centre-back, Cicco is able to operate in a number of positions including as a wing back, winger and striker.
Originally from Sydney, Cicco played her junior football for Hurlstone Park Wanderers before playing for Football NSW Institute. Cicco then moved on to APIA Leichhardt before heading over to the Wellington Phoenix where she made a total of 13 appearances in her debut A-League season.
Cicco also made her first appearance for the Young Matildas (U20’s) and scored a hat-trick earlier this year against Guam.
Cicco is eager to arrive to Newcastle and make an impact for the 2023/24 A-League season.
“Obviously I’m very excited to be joining the Jets for the coming campaign. I can’t wait to further challenge myself and meet my future teammates. I feel really privileged to have a coach in Gary van Egmond and I’m sure we can achieve great things this season.”