Young star Noah Botic will continue his development in the West after putting pen to paper on a new two-year deal at Western United.
The 21-year-old has seen his stock rise exponentially in the opening months of 2023, making six starts and scoring four goals in his last four outings in the Isuzu UTE A-League Men.
This signing marks a significant coup for the Club, demonstrating its ability to retain one of the nation’s brightest young prospects and signifying the strength of Botic’s loyalty to the Green and Black.
Botic will continue to develop and learn his craft with Western United, a place that he feels is the perfect one for him to maintain his growth on and off the pitch.
“I’m very pleased to commit to Western United for the next two seasons. I’m very excited to continue to build and grow stronger relationships with the boys, so I’m very excited,” he said.
“I’m feeling very comfortable here at Western United as it feels like a second family to me, so I’m really enjoying it.
“I believe it’s the best place to continue my development as we’ve got some great coaches, both on and off the pitch that have helped me improve from the day that I arrived at the Club.”
Western United General Manager of Football Mal Impiombato said Botic’s extension was an equally major step for both the Club and the player.
“We are thrilled to extend the contract of one of the A-Leagues’ emerging young talents. Noah has shown his talent and work ethic ever since joining Western United and we are excited by his potential,” he said.
“Equally, we are extremely confident that we can provide the best environment for Noah to continue to improve.
“We have already seen how the culture, professionalism and talent within our squad has benefited Noah in the beginning of his professional career and we look forward to seeing that continue to grow.
“Noah has developed significantly over the course of his first two seasons here and we are eager to continue watching him grow on and off the pitch.”
Botic has amassed 17 appearances in the Isuzu UTE A-League so far, 14 of which have come in the 2022/23 season.
The starlet broke through with his first goal against Adelaide United in February before following up with a brace against Newcastle Jets and a match-winning strike against Perth Glory last weekend.
The extension also comes as Botic was named in the Olyroos squad for an upcoming camp in Milan at the end of March.