South Melbourne FC is very pleased to announce the signing of Adelaide United Youth midfielder Dion Kirk for the remainder of the 2014 National Premier League Victoria season.

The 19 year old Kirk arrives at Lakeside Stadium following a highly successful season with Adelaide United in the National Youth League. He was made Vice Captain of the side by current Adelaide Youth coach Michael Valkanis, who himself played for South Melbourne FC in the old National Soccer League between 1992 and 1996.

Kirk plays in midfield, where his work rate and ability to create when going forward was a key reason why Adelaide United finished in the top four during the past National Youth League season. His individual performances during the season were recognised when he was awarded with the Most Valuable Player for the 2014 National Youth League season.

Speaking to smfc.com.au, SMFC Football Director Nicholas Maikousis said “we are quite excited to welcome Dion to the club. His addition will provide Chris Taylor with more options in the middle of the park, and will strengthen what is already a very talented squad”.

South Melbourne FC welcomes Dion Kirk to the Club and wishes him the best for the remainder of the 2014 season.

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