On the eve of Australia v. Greece we chalk up local club number 200, and it is the GrassRoots club of none other than Socceroo captain Mile Jedinak.
Without a moment's hesitation Mile offered up Werrington Croatia as his GrassRoots club. Mile started out at Croatia Pk as a young tacker and has grown into a true captain of Australia.
He was one of 9 players to make his debut in the 2008 friendly against Singapore alongside Matt Spiranovic among others having outlasted all in the green & gold that day.
A quiet, humble man a smile lit up his face when I mentioned Werrington, clearly a man proud of his GrassRoots beginnings.
A true honour & privilege to welcome the Crystal Palace & Australian skipper into the fold.