Team Wellington are pleased to announce the re-signing of club fan favourites, Jack-Henry Sinclair and Angus Kilkolly ahead of the 2019/20 ISPS Handa Premiership season.
Sinclair, who has represented New Zealand at both U-17 and U-20 levels is looking forward to another season with the Wellington side and has the belief the club can push for the title.
“There is a lot of good things about Team Wellington, from the players who are returning, the new signings, and the staff we have on board.
“I believe we have the capabilities to win the competition this year and think my team mates and our coaching staff will encourage me to become a better player too.”
The Palmerston North born midfielder was in a rich vein of form last season which saw him take home both the Players’ Player and Supporters’ Player of the Year awards at the conclusion of the competition.
“Our fans are fantastic,” Sinclair said.
“From watching week in, week out at David Farrington Park to travelling to UAE to support, they’ve been there for every key moment with us.
“This year they can expect more attractive football from us as a squad and from me, personally, the back of the net bulging.”
Kilkolly first signed for the Wellington side during the 2017/18 season and after making 49 appearances over two seasons, said the decision to re-sign again was an easy one.
“I’ve had some great moments with the club and with Scott as our Head Coach for this season, it seemed like a logical decision to play for the city I now call home.
“We’ve really focused on building a great team culture here at Team Wellington and with a core group of the players back this season, it means we can continue that positive momentum,” said Kilkolly.
The Central League Golden Boot winner said that while this season will be different without the OFC Champions League, the focus and determination to get back in to the competition is stronger than ever.
“It’s been a learning curve for us, we’ve experienced what it’s like to be at the top and we’ve experienced what it’s like to get knocked out which I think only works in our favour,” the forward said.
“We know what we want and what we need to do to get it.”
Head Coach, Scott Hales, is looking forward to another season with both players on board as they play a key role in the culture and environment of the team.
“I’ve worked with these players from a very young age and it’s great to have seen their growth and development over the years.
“Jack-Henry has been impressive over the seasons and still has a lot more to give which is exciting.
“Angus is a versatile player who can cover a number of different roles – he’s tactically flexible and is a robust player who never gives up which can really set the tone for training and games, “ Hales said.
Sinclair and Kilkolly will soon link up with their team mates as pre-season kicks off in a few weeks.