Canberra United are pleased to announce the signing of versatile defender Holly Murray on a multi-year deal.

Murray is the latest signing by new United Head Coach Njegosh Popovich and inks a deal with the club off the back of a series of superb performances in the Victorian National Premier League with South Melbourne.

The youngster burst onto the local scene as a 12-year-old being named as part of Alamein FC’s inaugural Victorian NPL squad at U15 level and latterly represented the Football Victoria (FV) Emerging squad and was a train-on player at Melbourne Victory.

“I am so excited about signing for Canberra United and playing in the Liberty A-League,” Murray said.

“It has always been a dream of mine to play in this league and to get the opportunity to do so for such a great club is amazing. I am grateful to Njegosh and the club for giving me the chance to show what I can do in this league.

“I can’t wait to get to Canberra to meet the staff and supporters and get started!”

The highly-rated Murray was recently named in a Herald Sun feature as one of the best young junior prospects in Victoria and it’s that potential, coupled with an innate game-sense that has persuaded Popovich to snap her up for the 2022 and 2023 campaigns.

“Holly is a quality addition to our squad for the new season,” Popovich enthused of his new player.

“She is an excellent defender who reads the game well, is strong in the challenge and has a good turn of pace, all the hallmarks required of being a top-class defender in the Liberty A-League.

“As a young player, she will fit in well with our group and the culture of the club and I delighted to be able to welcome her to our team.”


Name: Holly Murray

Date of Birth: 29/02/2004

Place of Birth: Melbourne, VIC

Former Clubs: Alamein FC, Sunbury United, Pascoe Vale, Boroondara Eagles, Football Victoria Emerging, South Melbourne

A-League Appearances: Yet to make debut