Melbourne Victory Promote Youth Player Matthew Foschini

The son of former AFL player Silvio Foschini has signed a professional contract.
Melbourne Victory have promoted a second player from their inaugural National Youth League squad, signing promising defender Matthew Foschini for two years.

Foschini, 18, was a standout last season and follows in the footsteps of Victory Youth Medallist Mathew Theodore, who was the first player from the side to graduate to the senior squad in April.

The young Victorian, who is the son of former St. Kilda and Sydney Aussie rules player Silvio Foschini, already has significant senior experience under his belt, having been part of the club's recent tour of China and Grand Final rematch against Adelaide United in Launceston.

"Matthew was outstanding in the National Youth League last season and has been just as impressive in training and trial matches with the senior side," said Victory's football operations manager, Gary Cole.

"He's born and bred in Melbourne and is a great addition to our squad for the next two years."

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