28 Sep Bonnyrigg White Eagles
After coming so close to booking their spot in another grand final in 2016, the Bonnyrigg White Eagles fell ever so short. Youngsters Asmir Kadric and Martin Lo stole the show as the season came to a close.
Times have been tougher in 2017 though.
With former captain and club hero Robbie Younis hanging the boots up, midfield wizard Ray Miller took the armband. Things looked bright in preseason with Hyundai A-League winner Milan Susak signing for the White Eagles. Injury cut his campaign short along with a number of other notable names, resulting in an uncharacteristic slow start for the boys in red.
Head coach Brian Brown steadied the ship at the halfway point of the season and the side has slowly started its climb up the ladder. The team’s rise coincided with the return of club legend Nikola Zonjic who spent some time away from the game, before helping Bonnyrigg cement their spot in the PlayStation 4 NPL NSW competition.
But a tough 2017 has seen some positives, as a new wave of youngsters and club juniors have cemented their place or tasted first grade football.
Hassan Jalloh and 16 year-old Luke Ivanovic got their chance and took it with both hands, while Damjan Cupac and Nikola Krljar have also had their opportunities. With some notable results and exceptional talent within the club’s youth ranks, White Eagles fans can rest assured a new batch of stars will breakthrough in the coming years.