Norton and Kelly commit to South in 2014
Thursday, 9 January 2014 12:19 PM
By John Kyrou (Photo by Cindy Nitsos)
South Melbourne FC is delighted to advise that both Brad Norton and Shaun Kelly have re-committed to the Club for the 2014 season.
Brad Norton joined the Club for the start of the 2012 Victorian Premier League season after a stint with A-League outfit Adelaide United. The 22 year old has played mainly at left-back but has had no hesitation in charging up the field to assist in as well as score goals. Following the departure of Luke Byles halfway through the 2013 season, Norton was promoted to captain and has since lead by example on the park. Across all competitions, he has played 50 matches for the Club and scored eight goals.
Shaun Kelly arrived at Lakeside Stadium midway through the 2012 season, signing from Shepparton United. The defender had been in exceptional form at Shepparton, which had caught the eye of the SMFC Football Department. Kelly continued his excellent form at South with a number of outstanding performances and ironically secured the 2012 SMFC Golden Boot Award with four goals. He had another solid year in 2013 although he suffered a setback with an injury during the season. Across all competitions, Kelly has played 31 matches and scored five goals in the South shirt.
Speaking to smfc.com.au, SMFC Football Director Nicholas Maikousis said “we are quite excited to retain the services of two excellent experienced players such as Brad and Shaun. It was important to retain the core playing group, while looking to make additions where required. It promises to be a big 2014 season”.