Wellington Olympic defender Jack Cawley signs for Danny Hay’s Perth SC

Former All Whites coach Danny Hay has signed defender Jack Cawley from New Zealand national champions Wellington Olympic.

Cawley (31) has become Hay’s second new season signing from New Zealand as he builds his squad for West Australia’s Perth SC, who play in Australia’s second-tier competition, the National Premier League Western Australia.

Hay had already signed Christchurch-born defender Ben Stroud (25) who had been playing in Finland’s third-tier competition as the captain of FC Jazz.

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Cawley played last season for Wellington Olympic as they took the Central League and Men’s National League titles.

He had joined the club from his native England where he had played for National League clubs Maidstone United, Bromley and Wealdstone.

His last game in New Zealand was Olympic’s 2-0 grand final win against Auckland City at Go Media Stadium Mt Smart on November 26, 2023.

Main photo: Wellington Olympic’s Jack Cawley in the Men’s National League grand final. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.

Olympic’s top goalscorer, Gianni Bouzoukis, has also headed for Australia since the grand final victory.

He’s joined Sydney National Premier League side NWS Spirit.

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