The Central Coast Mariners are delighted to announce the signing of Trent Millard, with the 20-year-old putting pen to paper on a scholarship deal to join the club.
A strong and versatile footballer who can play either as a fullback or as a winger, the youngster joins the Mariners after spending the past six years in Brisbane Roar’s academy.
After graduating into their men’s academy squad, Millard has been a part of Brisbane’s NPL side for the past four seasons.
During this time, he has spent time training with the first team, while also featuring for the A-League side during pre-season matches.
In 2023, Millard has played 16 games for the Roar in Queensland’s NPL first grade competition, scoring twice.
The Mariners fought off Brisbane as well as numerous other clubs for Millard’s signature, with the 20-year-old linking up with the team as we prepare to face Sydney FC on August 13th.
An ambidextrous footballer who thrives on both sides of the pitch, the aggressive and athletic player is extremely pleased to be signing with the Mariners ahead of the 2023/24 A-League season.
“I’m buzzing to be joining the Mariners. It is a big change for me but one that I am looking forward to. Speaking to Monty and Sergio, they were both eager to get me in, so I am just excited to get started,” Millard said.
“I’ve seen the last two years that a lot of players have improved drastically since playing for the Mariners and I have seen numerous players transfer overseas to big clubs. As a young player I am extremely ambitious, so seeing that is a big green flag for me and is part of the reason why I wanted to join the club.”
Central Coast Mariners Head Coach Nick Montgomery is excited to bring Millard into the squad, seeing the versatile youngster as a valuable addition to the team.
“Trent is an exciting young player that we have been tracking for a while. He possesses real versatility in wide areas on both sides as either a fullback or winger. He is powerful and aggressive with a real work ethic which is vital to play for this club,” he said.
“Trent had not only the Roar but numerous A-League clubs vying for his signature. The fact that he chose to join us speaks volumes about his ambition and character. We are delighted to bring him into the squad.”