Auckland United sign age group international striker Oliver Colloty

Northern League club Auckland United have signed national U-20 striker Oliver Colloty from Central League champions Wellington Olympic.

Colloty (20) made 10 appearances for Olympic in the Central League after playing the second half of 2023 for Auckland City.

Announcing Colloty’s arrival at Keith Hay Park, Auckland United head coach José Figueira said: “I’m delighted to welcome Oli into the squad for the remainder of the season.

“He’s played with a number of the players during the NZ U-20 cycle and it’s been an easy transition for him into the environment. We look forward to seeing him lead the attacking line and add extra experience and quality to our attack.”

Colloty went to the 2023 FIFA U-20 Men’s World Cup with New Zealand.

Main photo: Oliver Colloty … played for New Zealand U-20s last year. Photo credit: OFC Media / Phototek.

Josh Tollervey … moved to Miramar Rangers.

He’s played in the Southern League (for Christchurch United), Northern League (Melville United, Auckland City) and Central League (Olympic).

While Colloty has arrived at United, the club has lost striker Josh Tollervey who has moved to Wellington to join Central League club Miramar Rangers.

Tollervey (20) joined Auckland United last summer and scored seven goals in his time at the club.

Meanwhile, Wellington Olympic have boosted their forward line with the return from Australia of striker Gianni Bouzoukis.

Bouzoukis (25) was the co-winner of the Golden Boot in the Men’s National League for the past two seasons.

Bouzouki moved to Sydney National Premier League side NWS Spirit late last year but has returned to Olympic, scoring off the bench in his first game back, in his side’s 5-3 win against Wellington Phoenix Reserves.

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