Clubman Robertson joins the Knights

The Melbourne Knights are excited to announce the signing of Andrew Robertson from the North West Sydney Spirit.

The 29-year-old will transition from Christie Park to Somers Street, after a monumental 14-year tenure which began when he was a junior at the club in 2007 – playing in the under-14’s. With the exception of a one-year spell at fellow NSW club – the Blacktown Spartans – Andy was and is to this day, a respected servant for the Spirit.

The loyal left back kicked off his first-grade career in 2011 as an 18-year-old, which was described by himself as “very surreal at the time”. 

His highlight at Christie Park, in his own words, was “winning the NPL 2 NSW Men’s Premiership in 2015”, and he depicted it as “a special moment and something I’ll always look back on fondly”. 

During his time with the Spirit, Robertson was also fortunate enough to coach the under-11’s and under-12’s sides, displaying his leadership qualities and passing on his abundant football knowledge to the youngsters at the club. During his first season in charge of the under-12’s, Robertson led this team to victory, winning the competition.

Andy, as he’s know to his peers, was a frequent character in the squad in each season he took part in, notching up double-figure appearances in every senior season from 2014 to 2021.

Upon joining the Knights, Robertson explained that he “played with Thomas Manos’ brother in Sydney and he let me know the club was looking for a left back, knowing I was moving to Melbourne”. 

“After speaking with Tom [Manos] and Steve Bebic about the club’s ambitions, I knew that it would be a good fit”. 

As he moves to the Victorian league for the first time, his first impressions of the competition were described as, “more physical than NSW, but very similar from a technical standpoint”.

In 2022, Robertson has high ambitions set for himself and the team, hoping “that I can contribute to the club to compete for the title again”. Continuing, “With the number of talented players in the squad, there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be in the mix come the end of the season”. 

Everyone at the Melbourne Knights welcomes Andy to Somers Street and hopes to see him in action soon!

– Tom Hayes

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