Former Leeds United youngster Adam Berry comments on his time at club after signing first pro deal in Australia

The talented teenager will be playing with Central Coast Mariners.

Leeds United have had some great Aussies in their team in the past. Harry Kewell and Mark Viduka stand out whilst the likes of Stephen Kisnorbo, Neil Kilkenny and Paul Okon spring to mind.

Many even come through the youth ranks – such as Kewell, Shane Cansdell-Sherrif and Jamie McMaster.

One young Australian who did not make it at the club was Adam Berry.

He joined Leeds from Blacktown City in 2013 and spent two years with the club.

In his two-year spell at Thorp Arch he failed to make the grade for Leeds. Last summer he was released with fellow youngsters Isaac Assenso, Liam Bennett and Piteu Couz.

This week he signed a pro deal with A-League side Central Coast Mariners and told the club’s official website of his excitement at the move and briefly spoke of his time at Leeds:

“I’m delighted, I’ve enjoyed my year here at the club so far and I look forward to trying to push into the first team.

“I want to make more appearances next season, make more of an impact and hopefully push the other boys.

“I grew up playing at Blacktown City then spent two years at Leeds United and had a great time but now I want to do well here and be successful as a team.”

Berry joined the team on a youth contract this time last year and has played once for the club, featuring as a substitute during the February tie with Melbourne City.

The talented midfielder has clearly put the disappointment of his Leeds release behind him to get back on his feet in his home country.

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