Melbourne Victory furthers its commitment to Australian youth

Melbourne Victory has boosted its youth stocks with the signing of two exciting new players, Young Socceroo defender Jason Geria and Victorian midfielder Jordan Brown, brother of Melbourne Victory W-League star, Ashley.

Melbourne Victory has boosted its youth stocks with the signing of two exciting new players, Young Socceroo defender Jason Geria and Victorian midfielder Jordan Brown, brother of Melbourne Victory W-League star, Ashley.

Geria, 19, has been part of numerous Qantas Young Socceroos squads, including the recent AFC qualifiers, and joins Victory from the Brisbane Roar National Youth League team, where he was captain. While Brown, 16, has been playing for the Australian Institute of Sport in the same competition.

Geria was born in Canberra and also played with the AIS before joining Brisbane at the start of the 2011/12 Youth League season.

In a further sign of Coach Ange Postecoglou-s commitment to youth, both youngsters have been offered three-year deals with the club.

“We are very happy to be welcoming these boys into the Melbourne Victory family and we believe they have the qualities, both on and off the pitch, to be an integral part of our club's future,” Postecoglou said.

“There is no doubt that they are both talented youngsters and we are definitely looking forward to seeing them develop and grow into future leaders of this club.”

Geria will train with the senior squad this morning, while Brown will join training in the coming weeks as he recovers from a groin complaint.