Wilkshire leads University of Wollongong to silver medal in China

Former Caltex Socceroos star Luke Wilkshire’s coaching credentials continue to grow after leading the University of Wollongong (UOW) to second place at the inaugural FISU University Football World Cup in China.

Wilkshire led the squad to the tournament fresh from guiding Wollongong Wolves to the Australia NPL title in 2019.

The UOW were beaten in the final by Republic from Uruguay 2-1 in extra time.

It marked the end of an exhilarating two weeks, where more than 400 athletes from five continents came together for a celebration of football, friendship and fair play.

The squad includes players from state and regional competitions including NSW National Premier League, Illawarra Premier League, and Illawarra District League.

UOW striker Marcus Beattie won the golden boot in China with a tally of six goals from six games.

Luke Wilkshire