Sydney FC have signed youngster Jacob Tratt on a one year deal for the Hyundai A-League 2015/16 season the club announced today.
20 year old Tratt captained the Sydney FC side that lifted the Foxtel National Youth League trophy in 2014 and can play as a central defender or a right back.
The young Sutherland Sharks recruit who scored seven goals in last season’s PS4 NSW NPL Men’s 1 competition and two goals in the Westfield FFA Cup has impressed Head Coach Graham Arnold in training.
“Jacob has the potential to go on and become an excellent defender. He has a lot of strengths to his game and has shown us already this year he has the ability to be a part of our first team squad.
“I look forward to seeing his development over the next 12 months.”
Tratt was ecstatic to have signed his first professional contract.
“It’s a fantastic feeling to have become part of the first team squad and I can’t wait to improve working under Arnie and alongside the boys,” he said.
“The step up will be big but I’m confident of making it and hopefully I can put some pressure on the defence and add some competition for places.
"I am so grateful for everyone that has helped me along this journey to get to where I am now, especially my family who have given me so much support and commitment. It's so rewarding to finally be able to give something back to them because they have worked so hard for me."
Sydney FC are set to compete in the South Coast Football Challenge on Friday 18 September at WIN Stadium, Wollongong. See the Sky Blues Westfield W-League team take on the Illawarra Stingrays in the curtain raiser (kick off 5:15pm) before the Hyundai A-League squad face the Wellington Phoenix (kick off 7:30pm). Follow @SydneyFC on Twitter for match updates.
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