South Melbourne FC is pleased to welcome Jack Painter-Andrews to Lakeside Stadium, with the right fullback signing with the club for the 2023 season.
The native Western Australian signs for us from fellow NPL club Bentleigh Greens after a tremendous season. As well as stamping himself as one of the toughest right sided defenders in the league, he often found himself in the forward half launching many attacks for the Greens whilst scoring on six occasions himself.
As well as a wingback, he can also play in any position across the park, including as a right winger, right-sided attacker and across the back due to his incredible versatility.
Prior to coming to Melbourne, he began his career in the NPL Western Australian competition, including a stint with our sister-club Floreat Athena and Perth Glory.
Speaking to SMFC Media, Senior Football Director Andrew Mesourouni was thrilled to have Jack at Lakeside. “Jack has had a fantastic breakout season with the Greens and established himself as a wonderful player and one of the more attacking fullbacks in the competition. With an ability to score himself or to turn provider he not only gives us a defensive option but another dangerous attacking player as well.”
We welcome Jack to the club and look forward to seeing him in our famous blue shirt.