Neil Kilkenny

Neil

Kilkenny

Most recently based in England after completing the 2015/16 Football League Championship season with Preston North End, Kilkenny joined the Club in July 2016.

The 30-year-old midfielder was the Club’s eighth signing of the 2016/17 season; a creative player who thrives in linking defence with attack.

Born in England before moving to Australia as a child – and therefore eligible to play the Socceroos – Kilkenny’s playing career began at Arsenal FC’s youth academy.

Having progressed through Arsenal’s junior ranks, Kilkenny played for Birmingham City, Oldham Athletic, Leeds United, Bristol City and Preston North End, making over 300 appearances across a 12-year career in England.

The midfielder also represented England’s under-18s, under-20s and the Republic of Ireland’s under-19s, before settling his international career with Australia, featuring for the Olyroos on 10 occasions and earning 14 caps for the Socceroos.