Thursday, November 19, 2020

Indigo Sharp to trial with South Hobart

Photo:  Indigo Sharp will trial with South Hobart later this month

An 18-year-old goalkeeper from Queensland will arrive in Hobart on Sunday, 29 November 2020, for a one-week trial with NPL Tasmania club, South Hobart.

Indigo Sharp, standing at just over 185 cm, has been playing in goal in the Gold Coast Junior Premier League for the past 7 years.

He has been mentored by former Brisbane Roar goalkeeper Michael Theo

Photo:  Sharp's save in Borneo which drew accolades

He has played in the Borneo Cup in South East Asia and one of his saves was voted as one of the top three saves in the tournament.

Sharp is the son of former professional footballer Dane Sharp, who played in Austria for two seasons with SV Horn, where he was the top scorer with 38 goals.

He was with Sydney City, Adelaide City and Newcastle Breakers in the old NSL in Australia.

His first venture overseas was in England where he played five games for Queens Park Rangers reserves and had time with Plymouth Argyle before work permit problems stymied his future in the UK.

Dane Sharp is now a singer and songwriter, as well as a film maker.

He was involved in filming the controversial documentary “The Abbas Saad Story”, which aired on Australian television.

The younger Sharp, Indigo, will trial with South Hobart for a week and is hoping to earn a contract and play in the NPL Tasmania competition.

South Hobart have been on the hunt for a goalkeeper to provide some competition for Nathan Reid and Mark Moncur.

The two shared goalkeeping duties in 2020, but Moncur is close to retirement and is probably not keen to turn out for another season.

Dane Sharp said Indigo was looking forward to impressing at the trial and had been training hard to prepare himself.

He said his son is a very competitive young man and would relish the chance to show what he can do in senior football.



Anonymous said...

Unrelated issue - but worth reporting on.

FT have done the right thing and placed their latest financial report on their website. Important that they take the footballing public along with them by being transparent:

David Webb said...

Good news!

Anonymous said...

Indeed - but this is why eternal vigilance is needed: