Olympic Football Club have bolstered their defensive stocks with the addition of Alex Barlow ahead of the 2021 NPL Queensland season.
The former New Zealand Youth international arrives at Goodwin Park after several seasons in the Sunshine Coast Premier League – most recently with Nambour Yandina United.
The 30-year old, who has an eye for the spectacular went viral in 2020 scoring directly from kick off with a goal that clocked in at four seconds in his side’s Round 20 SCPL clash against Woombye.
Barlow’s time on the Sunshine Coast includes at stint Noosa Lions where he played for Ben Cahn as well Sunshine Coast Fire with whom he won the QSL (Queensland State League) in 2012.
Prior to arriving in Australia the Welsh born fullback, played for Waikato FC & Hawkes Bay United in the New Zealand Premiership.
Barlow also represented New Zealand at U20 level, playing alongside the likes of Chris Wood, Kosta Barbarouses and Marco Rojas.
“When the opportunity arose it was an easy decision to commit, with what Ben (Cahn) has created over the past three years in regards to playing style, culture and professional environment you can see why the boys here want to play and I wasn’t going to pass it up,” Barlow said.
“Hopefully, we can go that one step further this year, coming in and seeing what the boys can do I’m excited be part of the group and play my role in the side’s success.
“We have the best supporters in Queensland and they deserve the share the success with us,” Barlow said.
Alex Barlow is proudly sponsored by K3 Coaching – the Sunshine Coast’s most popular football coaching company – catering for players of all ages and abilities.
Olympic FC 2021 NPL Queensland squad (announced): Zac Anderson, Alex Barlow, Shannon Brady, Isaka Cernak, Brandon Cuminao, James Cuminao, Danny Driver, Jack Glover, Lachlan Hunter, Jean-Philippe Lasm, Daniel Leck, Jez Lofthouse, Costa Psaros, Lachlan Sayers, Steve Whyte, Olaide Yinka-Kehinde