Central Coast Mariners sign promising young midfielder Will Wilson

The Central Coast Mariners are extremely pleased to announce the signing of Will Wilson from Melbourne Victory on an initial two year deal. 

The attacking midfielder who can operate centrally or wide joins the Mariners ahead of the upcoming A-League Men’s season, with Head Coach Nick Montgomery thrilled to have signed Wilson after monitoring him for a number of years. 

A strong and quick midfielder who has an eye for goal, Wilson adds serious depth to our midfield with both the league and AFC Cup just around the corner. 

The 21-year-old leaves Melbourne after joining the club in 2017 following a successful trial.

Since then, he has moved through the ranks of the club’s Youth Development Program, becoming a key member of Victory’s NPL Men’s side. 

Wilson made his professional debut against Perth Glory in November 2021, playing in Victory’s Australia Cup play-off match. 

The midfielder saw his first minutes of A-League Men’s football against Western Sydney during the 2021/22 season, before making a further nine appearances including a start against the Mariners during the 2022/23 campaign. 

Wilson played 75 minutes against Newcastle in Melbourne’s Australia Cup play-off match in July, scoring a last second penalty to take the game to extra time. 

Central Coast Mariners Head Coach Nick Montgomery is excited to have the youngster signed for the upcoming season, seeing him as a valuable addition to the squad.

“Will is an important signing for us and fits perfectly into our recruitment strategy. He is a very talented young footballer who has found limited opportunities at Victory,” Montgomery said. 

“Will is versatile and gives us options out wide and central and will add competition for places. We are really looking forward to working with him and helping him reach his potential.”

Wilson is thrilled to have signed with the Central Coast, eager to get started ahead of both our AFC Cup and A-League Men’s campaigns. 

“I am very excited to be joining the Mariners, I can’t wait to get started. I’ve been seeing what Monty and Sergio have been doing, the culture seems unbelievable and it is something that I want to be a part of,” he said. 

“Seeing young guys here play if they work hard enough and earn their spot, it is inspiring. I’m ready to do that. I will bring a lot of energy to the Mariners and hopefully some goals as well.”