Milan Batur will become the 22nd captain of Melbourne Knights Football Club after the defender was chosen to wear the armband at the club’s 2016 Season Launch at AHD Melbourne last Friday night.
Batur, 28, takes over as club captain from the recently departed Tomislav Uskok who signed with A-League side Central Coast Mariners in the off-season.
Speaking live on the Knights’ Periscope channel, Batur indicated how much the title meant to him.
“It’s an honour. I’ve been a part of the club all of my life, so to be announced the captain means a lot to myself.”
Batur will be joined in the leadership group by the club’s leading goalscorer Stipo Andrijasevic and former VPL Gold Medalist Marjan Cvitkovic as joint Vice-Captains.
Also unveiled on the night was the new home, away and goalkeeper playing strips, made by the club’s technical supplier Macron.
Macron and the Knights have opted for a clean and classical look in 2016 with more detail found in the finer elements of the kit. The socks have been customised to include red and white checkers, while the back-of-shirt number font is an exclusive one – also including checkers and the club’s crest.
The Knights’ womens side will have the State League One patch emblazoned on the chest after being promoted to the highest league outside the NPL for the first time in the club’s history.
Melbourne Knights’ senior men get their season underway on February 19th at home to Green Gully, and will be holding an OPEN TRAINING SESSION this Friday where memberships will be available for sale.