Tom Mallet Signs with CCU
Central Coast United are proud to welcome defender Tom Mallett to the club. After playing away from the coast for the last few seasons in search of representative football Tom has jumped at the chance to come back and play for his home region once again.
After playing in the UK for the AFC Bournemouth junior ranks as an 11 year old, Mallett moved to the Central Coast and began playing for Central Coast Lightning. Representing the Coast from the age of 12 to 15, Tom then headed south to play for Parramatta at the age of 15. Mallett progressed through the ranks and made appearances for both Sydney United and the Central Coast Mariners Academy between the ages of 17 and 19. Tom most recently moved back to Parramatta FC where he spent the last two and half seasons.
Mallett's versatility will bolster the Central Coast United squad. Head Coach Stu Davis said, "I remember Tommy from my time as the CCMA U18s coach in 2013, he was playing for the 20s and every weekend I kept asking if I could have him for the 18s and the answer was always a firm no. As soon as I heard he was interested in being part of CCU I made the club fully aware of how much of an asset he would be for us. He's been great since he's joined the team and the way the squad is shaping up we are looking forward to an exciting season ahead."
Central Coast United will be releasing further player signings and information regarding trial games over the coming weeks. You can follow the journey of the Coast's newest club on Instagram and Facebook @centralcoastunited