Socceroo #506 is Mark Bridge and the club he has named is Melita Eagles, not his first club but that's not the point of the exercise.
Mark actually started out at Blackett Soccer club for a season before eventually finding himself at Ray Marshall Reserve alongside fellow future international Tarek Elrich, who in those days was a goalkeeper. He also played alongside Mark Milligan in the Granville reps set up for a number of years.
Mark was one of a host of new internationals, 9 in all, debuting against Singapore in 2008 including Mile Jedinak.
The man he most credits for helping his career along is a familiar one, Trevor Morgan, from Westfields Sports High School.
I thoroughly enjoyed my chat with Bridgey who is articulate & humble and I am glad that he is both now part of the GFP family & will be part of that final Allianz derby.