Box Hill United’s senior men have landed the services of prolific marksman Stuart Edgar, the club are excited to announce.
Edgar, from Brisbane, Queensland, moulded himself as a persistent frontman always probing for a scoring opportunity during his youth stint with Brisbane Strikers.
Following a season with Redlands United, the forward shot to prominence with two massive years at Capalaba Bulldogs – now in the Queensland NPL.
Across 2018 and 2019, Edgar amassed 31 goals in 35 appearances with the Bulldogs, prior to packing his bags for Box Hill.
After leading a successful promotion charge with the Bulldogs, Edgar is now chomping at the bits to make a mark in Box Hill colours.
Sharing immediate impressions of his discussions with senior men’s head coach Con Karagiannidis, the striker said, “I am really excited. I was looking for a big challenge after getting promoted into the NPL with Capalaba Bulldogs back in Queensland.
“Con really caught my eye in terms of how he talked about the game, what he expects from the players. A lot of the values that I have in my own football, he shares them as well.
“That was a big drawing point to the club. [Now], I am looking forward to joining a well-set-up squad.”
On the newly-restructured NPL3 competition, and moving interstate, the 22-year-old added, “The player quality is obviously going to be another level up. The extensive number of overseas players and the different qualities are going to play into the factor.
“This is going to be a more competitive league. To be involved in a league where everyone wants promotion, makes it a much bigger step, but also more rewarding.”
Determined to make a new opportunity count, Edgar shared his motivation to progress as a footballer saying, “I expect a lot out of myself, and I perform better when the coach expects a lot from me as well.
“It’s about responsibility, taking care of your fellow players, and making an impact on the football pitch – playing your own brand of football within the team’s goals and game plan.”