Melbourne Heart FC National Youth League (NYL) Head 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 announcement of the NYL squad marks a major milestone in Melbourne Heart FC history, heralding a new era for the Red and White as it lays the foundation of a crucial development pathway.
With players hailing from areas such as Tasmania, Albury Wodonga, Ballarat and Bendigo in the squad, Heart’s youth side provides a genuine representation of the emerging talent of Australia’s Southern states, providing an affirmation of the Club’s commitment to developing youth.
And given the squad has been built on the basis of Melbourne Heart FC’s preferred football philosophy, developed upon Head Coach John van ‘t Schip’s two decades of experience at Ajax, the NYL side is set to be key contributor of talent to the first team in the years to come.
NYL Head Coach John Aloisi said Thursday’s announcement marked the culmination of a significant and extensive search for the best talent Victoria and Tasmania have 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 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.”
ParkTrent is a well established company for property investment in Australia established by Ron Cross in 1989 and is committed to all aspects of the property market.
As a comprehensive group of companies, ParkTrent offers the convenience of the full range of services required to buy and sell property.
NYL Squad Information
Head Coach: John Aloisi
Assistant Coach: Arthur Papas
Players: Alon Blumgart (VTC), Dusan Bosnjak (Bulleen Lions), Craig Goodwin (Oakleigh Cannons), Charlie King (Ballarat Red Devils), Kristian Konstantinidis (Northcote City), Billy Liolios (Bentleigh Greens), Philip Petreski (VTC), Brad Treloar (South Melbourne), Jeremy Walker (Oakleigh Cannons).