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South snares former Southampton defender Luke Byles

South snares former Southampton defender Luke Byles

Wednesday, 7 December 2011 6:07 PM


 South Melbourne FC is delighted to announce the signing of Luke Byles from Heidelberg United for the 2012 Victorian Premier League season.

Byles arrives at Lakeside Stadium having spent a few seasons at Heidelberg United. Originally from the United Kingdom, Byles has played in midfield, in defence as a centre-half as well as left-back. Byles had played as high as Southampton’s reserve side at the beginning of the 2003/04 English Premier Reserve League season before being released. He came to Melbourne and spent a few seasons at the Bergers and has a reputation for being good in the air and strong in the tackle. His versatility in being able to play multiple defensive positions was no doubt a big factor in the coaching staff’s decision to sign him.

Speaking to, SMFC President Leo Athanasakis said “we are excited to see Luke at the Club, and are confident he will be a great acquisition”.

South Melbourne FC welcomes Luke Byles to Lakeside Stadium and wishes him all the best for season 2012.

Check out Luke’s exclusive interview with smfcTV

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