Hume City has moved to further bolster its playing stocks ahead of the 2017 season today announcing the signing of Kris Kioussis.
Kioussis, formerly of Richmond SC, said he will be looking to provide plenty of attacking intent to his new club, as well as providing some extra resolve at the back.
“Given my attacking nature I’m always trying to get forward as much as I can to help the team by putting in good deliveries,” Kioussis said.
“But also I want to remain disciplined in the back to maintain as many clean sheets as possible.”
The left sided defender added that the allure of working with two of his former coaches in Dean Hennsessey and David Chick was a motivating factor in his decision to move to the Broadmeadows based club.
“Given the past success Hume city has had I believe it would be a great platform for me to excel,” Kioussis explained.
“Another contributing factor is the coaching staff as I have worked in the past with Dean Hennessy and David Chick and they brought out the best in me and made me believe in myself.”
The former Club Athletico Independiente youth player made clear that his sights are firmly set on helping the club achieve its first piece of NPL silverware in 2017.
“Of course the end goal is silverware at the end of the year, it’s not only the club’s expectations, but also mine as well. I’m looking forward to enjoying the season with Hume city.” Kioussis added.
Hume City technical manager Dean Hennessey praised his new signing’s pace on the ball and ability to whip in dangerous crosses from wide areas.
“We welcome Kris to the club after a season with Richmond, who is a great additiona to the team,” Hennessey told the club.
“Kris plays on the left and gives us great balance having worked with him at Dandenong Thunder in 2014.”
“With great pace and a willingness to go forward and get crosses in we look forward to him joining us on hopefully a successful season.”