Jed Drew, a highly talented 18-year-old midfielder, has joined the herd at Macarthur FC Bulls.
Drew, pictured above, has joined the club from academy partner Northbridge Bulls on a scholarship contract ahead of the 2022-23 A-League season.
This is his first contract with an A-League team and comes after working closely with Bulls academy coach and ex Socceroo Mile Sterjovski.
The highly talented 18-year-old midfielder will join the club under the direction of new head coach Dwight Yorke.
“It’s a huge achievement for my family and myself and I’m very excited to show the A-League what I can bring to the field when the opportunity presents itself,’’ said the young player.
“Playing for the academy side, it’s great to see hard work pays off and young players like myself are given the chance and opportunity to play in the A-League.”
Meanwhile Macarthur FC are looking forward to July 1, the date when newly appointed head coach Dwight Yorke takes the reins at Campbelltown.
Dwight, who has been appointed for two seasons, is looking forward to the challenge.
“I am extremely excited in what is my first-ever senior full-time head coaching role, to take the reins at Macarthur FC,’’ he says.
“Having played in the inaugural A-League men’s season, I have continually followed the competition, and am aware of both the footballing and fan demands in Australia.
“I look forward to adding a positive contribution and improve the game at all levels, however of course my primary focus will be with the Bulls, to deliver them success and a style of football that defined me as a player.”
The Bulls CEO, Sam Krslovic, welcomed Dwight Yorke to the herd.
“On behalf of the board of Macarthur FC, I would like to welcome Dwight to the club,’’ he said.
“Dwight’s football exposure and achievements speak volumes for themselves.
“As a young club, the appointment of Dwight is synonymous with our evolution.”
In other club news, Michael Ruhs and Liam Rose have left to pursue their careers elsewhere.