The signings keep coming in!
City has singed another three players to the senior list including young-gun Tremayne Sadler and two internationals including Liam Flynn and Matthew Whatley.
Sadler has had a successful start to his career with a stint in the Brisbane Roar youth side before joining Northcote and winning the VPL (now NPL) Championship in 2013. He then joined Pascoe Vale before an unfortunate injury sidelined him for a year.
Upon his return to City, Sadler is excited to make his return as positive as possible.
“Personally, I want to get back into enjoying football and playing well with a good bunch of lads.”
“I knew of Zelko and heard great things about him. It’s also a good club with a good environment. When I came down the first week, it was fantastic.”
Liam Flynn, began his career in his homeland of England most notably playing in the F.A Cup Youth final for Bradford City.
Flynn has had vast success in the NPL winning championships for both Richmond SC and Pascoe Vale. He is looking to insert his experience down the left side where he has played most of his football over the years.
“I’m most comfortable anywhere on the left side. Along with versatility I also bring a lot of experience to the side having previously won this league twice- once with Pascoe Vale and Richmond. So I know what it takes to compete in this league.”
“The driving factor for me was the coaching pedigree of Zeljko and Steve. I played under Zeljko in Richmond’s Championship winning team
In the few weeks I have been at the club I can already see how professional they are and that they strive for excellence and I’m happy to be a part of it.”
Welshman Matthew Whatley arrives for the first time in Australia after his time in the USA playing for Tulsa Roughnecks. After his spell with Swansea City as a junior, Whatley began his professional career in Sweden playing for AFC United. He then moved west to Iceland where he played for UMF Selfoss.
“I can’t wait to get the season started. My friend was out here and he told me a bit about the club and that it had a good setup.
“I fancied a change so I thought I’d come over to see how it went.”
“I want to get started in Australia and see if I can make an impact. We are all starting to come together at the moment; I know there’s a lot of youngsters in the squad. We have to work hard together and gel as a group and see what happens.”