WaiBOP United is pleased to announce the signing of striker, George Slefendorfas, pictured here playing for Waitakere last season, ahead of the 2013/14 ASB Premiership season (photo: In-The-Back-Of-The.Net).
Slefendorfas, currently playing Northern Region Football League Division 1 football for Eastern Suburbs AFC, is probably best known in New Zealand for his performance during the 2011/12 ASB Premiership season. Playing for Canterbury United, Slefendorfas won the league’s golden boot, scoring 12 goals in 11 league games, along with one goal in that season’s play-offs.
Slefendorfas has currently scored 14 goals for Eastern Suburbs in their 2013 NRFL Division 1 campaign. He was involved with Waitakere United for part of the 2012/13 ASB Premiership season.
Twenty five year old Slefendorfas was born in Papua New Guinea and moved to Australia at an early age. He learnt his football in the Far North Queensland city of Cairns, playing for several clubs before experiencing a season with Swedish Division 3 club, Dalkurd FF, in 2008. On his return to Australia he played two seasons in Victoria, for Heidelburg United then Sunshine George Cross FC, before moving to Christchurch to play for Canterbury United in the 2011/12 ASB Premiership season.
WaiBOP United Head Coach, Peter Smith, is delighted to see Slefendorfas join his squad. “George is a goal scorer and he’s proven this ability already in the ASB Premiership,” says Smith. “That ability is a priceless commodity in football, so I’m pleased we’ve been able to convince George that WaiBOP United is the right place for him to display those talents during the coming season.”
Smith is pleased with the way his attacking stocks are shaping up. “We now have a number of good strikers on the books so the competition for places will be intense,” explains Smith. “And that’s what we need – to be as competitive during our training sessions as we hope to be on match day. That’s how good team performances and, ultimately, results will come.”
For more information please contact:
Peter Smith, WaiBOP United Head Coach
Dwayne Barlow, Communications Manager, WaiBOP Football Federation