Team Wellington is pleased to announce the re-signings of Lower Hutt City captain Taylor Schrijvers and Western Suburbs defender Billy Scott for the 2016-2017 Stirling Sports Premiership.
Schrijvers was a standout for Lower Hutt City in the Central League this winter and captained Team Wellington to their first National Youth League title in 2015.
He is pleased to be involved again.
“Team Wellington is a great club with a large following and it’s an honour to sign and play for the franchise. Most of the sides in the league have improved so it presents a big challenge for us if we want to go back-to-back.”
Over the past three years, former Nelson Suburbs man Billy Scott has proven himself to be a defensive lynchpin at Central League heavyweights Western Suburbs. A robust and versatile centre-back, Scott’s reputation was enhanced after establishing himself in the back line for Hawke’s Bay United as they reached their maiden Premiership Grand Final in 2015 and he repeated that with Team Wellington last season.
Scott is looking forward to linking up with Team Wellington again.
“Playing in the best league New Zealand has to offer has to improve my football and with being injured at the start of the season and not playing I felt I need to sign again as I couldn't be fully involved from the get go. Our great finish to the end of the Premiership and winning the title was very enjoyable and a great experience for me. Obviously we’d love to do this again and I believe the club and the players can do it and even push to beat Auckland in the O-League which we all want to win.”
Scott is also looking forward to working with Figueira.
‘I’m really looking forward to the new campaign with a big chunk of the boys from last year under Jose with a new coaching style and new approach to football. It’s very similar to how I have been coached over the last few years at Western Suburbs.”
Figueira is pleased with Schrijvers and Scott signings.
“As one of the younger members of the squad, Taylor had a breakthrough season last year and gained some good experience in and around the first team. He is a local boy and a product of the Team Wellington Youth Academy last season. I can see him continuing to flourish within the environment.”
“Billy brings real versatility as he is able to play in a number of positional slots. This, along with his consistency, adds further depth to the defensive unit.”