I came to Steel United after moving to regional South Australia from Melbourne.

Itching to play soccer in the area, I was lucky to call Steel United home for the season of 2022. Coming from Victoria, without family or friends was a challenging time and soccer is something that has always united me and made me feel a sense of community and home.

Steel United Soccer Club was exactly that. From the first preseason training until the very last game, Steel was always incredibly welcoming, supportive and flexible. They showed the same sense of passion for soccer and importance of community that made travelling from Port Augusta week by week incredibly easy.

If it weren’t for commitments back home (Melbourne), there is no doubt in my mind that I would have stayed at Steel. And who knows, a trip back just to see the club is always on the cards.