Teen Western Sydney Wanderers Academy player sets his sights on career with the top A-League club
FOOTBALL fans should keep a close eye on Mt Druitt’s Nicolas Milanovic.
The 14-year-old was selected to be part of the Western Sydney Wanderers Academy last year, and shows no signs of slowing down.
This is the first year the Wanderers have run their Youth Academy program, which aims to nurture young players during their football careers.
Nicolas was scouted by the club, after they noted his previous top performances.
His mother Elizabeth Milanovic said she was over the moon he was selected.
“We were all so excited – Nick was jumping up and down. It is just an amazing experience for him, and so professional,” Mrs Milanovic said.
Mrs Milanovic said playing football was in her son’s blood.
“His dad loves soccer and always played, so it was in the family,” she said.
A Wanderers fan since the club was established, Nicolas said he had always dreamt of playing for the black and red.
“I have always followed the Wanderers, so I hope to stay with the club for a long time,” Nicolas said.
“It would be my dream to play A-League with the Wanderers in the future.”
Wanderers coach Steve Karavatakis said Nicolas had a promising future.
“Nick has come a long way already; he is always willing to learn and he has a bright future ahead with the club,” Karavatakis said.
“He can read the game well and brings other players into the game – he is a very creative and confident player.”
The Wanderers under-14s won their first game against Parramatta FC last week, and this week take on the Mt Druitt Town Rangers. Details: wswanderersfc.com.au.
Nicolas Milanovic plays for the Western Sydney Wanderers’ under-14s team.