City’s new signing raring to go

Words: ACFC Media

Thursday 24 August 2023

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Auckland City FC’s new striker Oliver Colloty says he is fit and ready to go and can’t wait for his debut appearance for the Navy Blues.

The 20-year-old has spent the last six months in England mainly training at Barnsley FC as well as trialing with a number of clubs which provided him with some fantastic experience at a high level.

Playing for Christchurch United in 2021, the Dunedin-born striker scored 18 goals in 22 appearances to be awarded the Youth Player of the Year title for the Mainland Premier League.  

The next year  he netted 20 goals in 31 games for Melville United AFC in the Northern League.

His international career includes 13 caps and 11 goals for the New Zealand U-20 team.

Colloty shared the Golden Boot with Kian Donkers  as New Zealand were crowned OFC U-19 Championship in 2022, scoring a brace in his side’s 3-0 win over Fiji in the title decider.

Following his arrival at Auckland City he can’t wait to wear the Navy Blues jersey on the pitch.

“Yeah, delighted to be here and to be playing for this club. Auckland City has such a good name around New Zealand and with how successful they’ve been it’s a club you want to be at so really happy to be here,” explained the young striker.

“I just want to help the team as much as possible, I know they are doing so well at the moment and I just want to try and help them continue to do that, just take it game by game, tough game this weekend coming up, trying to win the Northern League and then onto the National League,” he added.

Despite his recent arrival to the club City’s new signing already feels very much at home.

“Yeah all the boys have been so welcoming and they made me feel very welcomed, the training level is very high, it’s good to test myself with some of the best players, so it’s good,” Colloty said.

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