MELBOURNE Heart FC National Youth League coach John Aloisi has unveiled his squad of future stars as the club announced ParkTrent as the team’s inaugural sponsor.
Following a nationwide search, involving trials for nearly 500 local players, the club has assembled a squad with youngsters from areas such as Tasmania, Albury Wodonga, Ballarat and Bendigo.
Now the club hopes the NYL side is set to be key contributor of talent to the first team in the years to come.
It has been built on the basis of Melbourne Heart FC’s preferred football philosophy, developed upon coach John van ‘t Schip’s two decades of experience at Ajax,
NYL Head Coach John Aloisi said today'sannouncement marked the culmination of a significant and extensive search for the best talent Victoria and Tasmania has to offer.
“After 10 months of searching, local trials and watching matches at state level along with our (Head Coach) John van ‘t Schip, (Assistant Coach) Ante Milicic and (General Manager, Football) John Didulica, it’s exciting to finally have a squad together. We are really looking forward to it,” he said.
“While we now have the talent in place, the challenge is to further assist in the development of these young players and assist in their transition from promising youngsters into potential future first team contributors.”
Chief Executive Officer Scott Munn expressed his delight at the confirmation of property investment company Park Trent as the NYL team’s sponsor, praising the company’s continued dedication to youth sport.
“We are delighted to announce the largest ever National Youth League corporate partnership,” he said.
“Ron Cross of ParkTrent has a demonstrated commitment of over 20 years to youth team sponsorship, and I’m so delighted to have such a great figure involved.”
NYL Squad Information
Head Coach: John Aloisi
Assistant Coach: Arthur Papas
Players: Alon Blumgart, Dusan Bosnjak, Craig Goodwin, Charlie King, Kristian Konstantinidis, Billy Liolios, Philip Petreski, Brad Treloar, Jeremy Walker