Pascoe Vale is pleased to announce that it has added defender Peter Deng and left back Cameron Tew to its roster ahead of the Victorian National Premier League season.
Tew, 24, and Deng, 23, join Luka Prelevic, Aaron Cohen and Yusei Kitade as Vitale Ferrante’s new additions for the 2016 campaign.
The former has previously featured in the Queensland NPL for Brisbane City, prior to his time at Manly United in the NSW Premier League.
Renowned as a box-to-box player, the 24-year-old has played as a left back and a left winger throughout his career and will offer plenty in an attacking sense, in addition to his natural defensive ability.
Tew attributes the club’s culture and its coaching staff as key reasons in helping him make the decision to come across to CB Smith Reserve.
“Pascoe Vale has an unreal culture between all the lads and the coaching staff right through to the President,” Tew told pvsc.com.au.
“So that is something every player looks for coming to a club. Vitale is a coach with great experience and I believe I can progress as a player underneath him and (assistant) Daniel (Tribuzio) this year.
“Last year, the club just missed out on a grand final berth, so this year I would love to bring home some silverware.”
Deng joins the club from fellow Victorian outfit Green Gully, where he spent time at in 2014 and 2015.
A versatile defender, who can play centrally or on the left, Deng will look to offer Vitale Ferrante’s side plenty with his speed and stamina.
The youngster, who was born in Kenya has spent time playing for South Australian NPL sides, Adelaide Olympic FC and White City FC.
The older brother of Melbourne Victory defender, Thomas Deng, says he is excited at the prospect of plying his trade in the top tier of Victorian football.
“I came to Paco because I was chasing an opportunity to play NPL,” Deng said when speaking to pvsc.com.au.”
“I was advised that Vitale was a very good coach so initially I was attracted to his coaching philosophy and what Paco is about as a football club.
“As far as 2016 goes, I’m looking to earn a spot in the starting eleven firstly, and secondly I would like to play as many games as possible and help the team achieve and set goals once given my opportunity.”
Updated 05:52 - 15 Feb 2016 by PASCOE VALE FOOTBALL CLUB