Wollongong Wolves Football Club is delighted to announce the new signings of Nenad Vekic and Walter Scott for the 2023 NPL season.
The new-look Wolves side is starting to take shape with the latest signings strengthening the backline and making a statement in the way David Carney’s side intends to play next season. Both Vekic and Scott are proven NPL players and will be significant assets for the club in 2023.
Vekic, a 32-year-old goalkeeper, joins the Wolves from Marconi Stallions where he has spent the last 5 seasons and reached the NPL finals last season. He was also a member of the extremely successful Blacktown City teams from 2014-2016 which went on to become champions and premiers.
Vekic was excited to be joining the Wolves and was keen for something different “I’m really keen for a fresh start and that’s the whole reason I’ve signed for the Wolves. It’s a great opportunity to be at a great club with so much history. It’s also great to be a part of a club that is looking to push and achieve great things. Hopefully I can rub off some of that experience that I’ve got and help the club elevate to that next level,” Vekic said.
Scott, a 23-year-old left back, joins the Wolves from Apia Leichhardt who also had a successful season in 2022. He has also had stints with A-League clubs Perth Glory, Wellington Phoenix and Macarthur FC.
Scott is eager to utilise his professional experience and make the left-fullback position his own under Carney “I’m absolutely buzzing to get down here and work with a great group of lads. Wollongong is a massive club with a lot of history and to establish myself here for the next few years and push on with my dream to become a professional footballer is really important for me,” Scott said.
Coach David Carney said he was extremely happy to secure the services of players who would fill key positions for the side. “With Nenad, it was extremely important to get that experience in such a key position as goal keeper and vital for the young side we are looking to build,” Carney said.
Carney added “We needed to strengthen and balance the left side of our defensive and attacking set up. Walter has the potential to add that element to the squad. In modern football, those positions are important particularly in terms of how I want us to play.”