Hume City is proud to announce the signing of defender Bryan Bran who joins the club on a two year contract.
The 25 year old, most recently of Richmond SC, will be looking to lock down one of the two centre half positions for the upcoming 2017 campaign.
Bran said an initial approach from senior assistant coach Steven Gray coupled with the Hume City’s strong ambitions were just some of the reasons he decided to make the switch to ABD Stadium.
“Steven Gray got in contact with me after the season finished last year and I had a good long chat with him and he explained to me what Hume City were trying to do in terms of being the most professional club outside the A-League and the ambition they had to win something in the upcoming season,” Bran said.
“This was probably what originally attracted me to the club. Then also meeting with Dean (Hennessey) and him explaining more about what they were trying to achieve at the club was what pushed me over the line and convinced me to sign.”
The imposing defender said he has settled in well with his new surrounds which has allowed him to focus on getting the best of out himself on the pitch in 2017.
“Settling into the club has been easy because everyone from the staff to the players and everyone working at the club have been so welcoming and supportive from the moment I walked through the front door and I feel like this is very important for me because I feel like I can relax and focus on my football and be comfortable in my surroundings,” Bran stated.
“I definitely feel like the setup at the club will take my game to another level because the training (sessions( we do all have a purpose and that level of professionalism will bring out the best in not just my performance but in every single player at the club.”
Technical Manager Dean Hennessey said that he believes Bran’s experience coupled with his defensive prowess at the back will bring his new chargers some added stability in 2017.
“Bryan returned to Australia at the beginning of last season after a stint in Europe in Holland,” Hennessey said.
“He played against us for Richmond FC last season and I have been a long time admirer from his days at Dandenong Thunder and South Melbourne.”
“Bryan brings experience, albeit he is still only 25, and has a great presence on the pitch and in the dressing room.
“We brought Bryan in with a view that we could get him fit and back to where he was when he was flying in this competition a few years back.
“He has worked hard as have the whole squad and we are looking forward working with him for the next two years and beyond.”