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Jul 04, 2019   |  1:51AM AET

Ball-boy to First Team: Wilmering promoted

Ball-boy to First Team: Wilmering promoted

Western Sydney Wanderers FC are proud to announce the promotion of Daniel Wilmering from the Wanderers Academy on a two-year scholarship contract.

A foundation member, Wilmering was on the sidelines in the Wanderers first-ever match in the Hyundai A-League as a ball boy – a role he fulfilled at every home game for two and half seasons. 

The youngster joined the Wanderers Academy in 2016 and has since played an integral role in the club’s National Premier League 2 and Foxtel Y-League squads.

The defender made his Hyundai A-League debut in Round 22’s away match in Wellington last season, coming on as a substitute in the 95th minute.

Wilmering said he was grateful for the opportunities he has been given and can’t wait to learn from the first team.

“The first people I told were my parents because of all the sacrifices and dedication they had put into my career so far and it was very emotional. It was very rewarding for them to see how far I had come,” said Wilmering. 

“We’ve been fans since the club had started, so every game we went to I enjoyed the passion of the fans and I know what this club means to the fans and the community of Western Sydney.

“At the moment, I’m just trying to learn as much as I can from the senior players, Markus (head coach Markus Babbel), JP (assistant coach Jean-Paul de Marginy) and Labinot (assistant coach Labinot Haliti).”

Western Sydney Wanderers Hyundai A-League 2019/20 squad

Goalkeepers: Daniel Lopar, Danijel Nizic, Vedran Janjetovic
Defenders: Daniel Georgievski, Dylan McGowan, Mathieu Cordier, Tarek Elrich, Tass Mourdoukoutas, Patrick Ziegler
Midfielders: Keanu Baccus, Kosta Grozos, Radoslaw Majewski, Pirmin Schwegler
Forwards: Bruce Kamau, Kwame Yeboah, Mitchell Duke

Scholarship Players: Daniel Wilmering, Tate Russell, Nick Suman, Fabian Monge
Long Term Injury List: Jordan O’Doherty