Midfielder Andreas Miltiadou has put pen to paper on a new deal with the Box Hill United senior men’s squad ahead of the 2019 campaign, and said it felt like a homecoming for him.
The 21-year-old briefly plied his teenage footballing years at Box Hill’s under-20s, before the journey took him to Sunshine George Cross, Heidelberg United and most recently North Geelong Warriors.
Miltiadou had spent his formative years with Bentleigh Greens and made his senior bow while with Heidelberg in 2016.
Ahead of his first venture with Box Hill’s seniors, the midfielder said, “First impressions, I am very excited to get going. I have been around the club and know what it is all about. So, it was a very easy decision for me to come back here.
“I have been around to a [few] clubs [since leaving Box Hill], but [I am] really happy to be back here. Definitely [it’s a homecoming for me].”
He continued, “There is a lot of potential in this newer squad, with younger players coming and joined by some older experienced players. I fit right in the middle of that. New coaches have come in and have brought in a fresh look to the club.
“Last year (2018) was a lot of travelling for me. But it’s been great getting back to a local club, and [I am] looking forward to it.”
Speaking about the progress of pre-season tune-up, the lad from East Brighton said, “At the moment, we are looking at getting physically ready. [The coaches] have brought in strength and conditioning coaching. So, we are definitely getting better in that area.
“It’s preparing us mentally as well, talking about [the coaches’] expectations for the season. So, [there are] lots of things we are working on and off the field.”