Western United continues to invest in its future on the pitch with Rhys Bozinovski signing a two-year contract extension at the Club.
The 18-year-old midfielder has developed exponentially since joining the Western United Academy in 2021 and will continue his growth in the West.
Bozinovski said he is delighted to be continuing in Green and Black and believes he has a lot more to come on the pitch.
“I couldn’t be more happy to have extended my stay at Western United. I have loved every second of it and I can’t wait to be a part of more success in the future,” he said.
“I’m looking forward to being a part of something special again this year and hopefully playing more regular football with the first team, whether that be starting or coming off the bench. That would be a big stepping stone in my career.”
Bozinovski transitioned quickly through Western United’s Academy and signed his first professional deal in 2021, allowing him to launch his senior career.
“Coming from the youth team last year the step up was tough, but everyone at the Club, from coaches to players, has helped me tremendously to develop not only as a player, but also as a person,” he said.
Western United General Manager of Football Mal Impiombato praised the impact of Western United’s Academy program, and the hard work that Bozinovski has put in.
“We are delighted to have extended Rhys’ tenure with our Club as he has shown tremendous growth and progression during his time here,” he said.
“It is always pleasing to see a player progress through the Club’s Academy into the first team and we are excited for what lies ahead for both Rhys and the Club.”
Bozinovski made his senior debut for Western United in early May against Adelaide United. He followed that up with an appearance in the Isuzu UTE A-League Men Grand Final and make his first league start in November.
In 2022, Bozinovski has also been called up to three separate Young Socceroos camps, representing his country for the first time and helping the team qualify for the 2023 AFC U-20 Asian Cup in Uzbekistan.
The talented young midfielder will be eager for more opportunities in John Aloisi’s first-team as he continues to grow his stature in the senior game.