Sydney FC has promoted prodigiously talented Academy star Matthew Scarcella into the Sky Blues’ Isuzu-UTE A-League Men’s squad on a two-year scholarship contract.
19-year old attacking midfielder Scarcella has been a regular fixture in the Sydney FC NPL first grade squad this season and twice featured on the A-League bench.
His impressive performances have been rewarded with his first professional contract.
“I’m very excited for this opportunity and I’m looking to show what I can do when I get my chance,” he said.
“I’ve put in a lot of hard work to get here and I don’t want to let it go to waste.
“I’m confident I can learn from some of the older boys like Brattan, Caceres and Max Burgess and this will help me step up my game.
“I’ve had a good taste of playing with the A-League squad last season and this is the perfect place to develop.
“It’s a bit surreal that I’ve grown up watching some of these players and now I’m getting to train and play with them, but I’m ready to fight for a place.”
Scarcella is one of nine current players in Sydney FC’s A-League Men’s squad who have developed through the club’s Youth and Academy teams.
Having being called into Steve Corica’s squad a number of times last season, the Sydney FC Head Coach is pleased to be adding Scarcella to the full-time professional roster.
“Matthew has looked very impressive in training and he is one of a good crop of young talent we are developing,” said Corica.
“He can play anywhere in midfield, he is a very good ball player and is energetic.
“He has been doing a great job in the NPL and this is the next step up for him.
“The more time our best young Academy players spend in the A-League environment the more they mature, and I expect they will soon form an integral part of our squad.”
Scarcella is the first of a number of Sydney FC Academy graduates expected to join the Sky Blues’ A-League Men’s 2023-24 squad.