Stirling: Keeper Lewis Italiano rejoins Lions, the club where it all began

Stirling Lions goalkeeper Lewis Italiano
Stirling Lions goalkeeper Lewis Italiano

STIRLING Lions Soccer Club has welcomed back one a former junior player who went on to become an A-League success.

Lewis Italiano will return to his boyhood football club and will play in its final six league games this season.

The 27-year-old goalkeeper was part of Perth Glory’s squad in 2012 and more recently was the first choice custodian for New Zealand club Wellington Phoenix.

“Stirling was where it all started for me as a goalkeeper nearly 15 years ago and I’m looking forward to playing for the club again,” Lewis said.

Stirling Lions coach Keegan Ashley said Lewis would bring experience and leadership to the group.

“It’s great to have a player of his quality join us at Stirling, it’s a big signing for the club,” he said.

Stirling Lions president Cane Spaseski said it was wonderful to see former juniors have success in the A-League and still want to return to their home club.

“This is a great thing for our club, the team and our supporters who get to experience a first class talent like Lewis,” he said.

Stirling Lions’ next game is on Saturday at home at Macedonia Park, Balcatta. Kickoff against Subiaco is at 3pm.