D’Agostino signs A-League deal

Brisbane Roar FC have signed 18-year-old Queenslander Nicholas D’Agostino to a two-year Hyundai A-League deal following his stand-out turns for the club’s youth team.

D’Agostino has been a part of Brisbane’s youth ranks for a number of years in the Foxtel National Youth League and PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues.

He made one Hyundai A-League appearance during the 2015/16 season and was one of seven Young Roar players promoted to the Hyundai A-League squad for pre-season training last month.

The striker was crowned the PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland 2015 Young Player of the Year as the competition's stand-out player under the age of 20.

D’Agostino said he has been given an incredible opportunity to demonstrate his wares in Australia’s top flight club football competition.

“Being just 18 years old and signing my first full professional contract is a dream come true,” D’Agostino said.

Hailing from the Gold Coast, D’Agostino is a product of the Queensland Academy of Sport and played his junior football with community club Runaway Bay.

“Coming through Gold Coast and Queensland channels as a junior footballer, there’s nothing better than growing up and playing for the Brisbane Roar,” he said.

Football Director Craig Moore believes that D'Agostino has worked hard to improve his game and deserves his new contract with the Roar.

"Nick is continuing to improve as a footballer and has impressed the coaching staff during this pre-season," Moore said.

"As a Queensland junior, we are proud that he has taken the next step in his development."

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