A Melbourne Knights and North Geelong Warriors select will line up to raise funds for David Cervinski’s ongoing battle with cancer.
The likes of Andrew Marth, Frank Juric, and other well-known former players have agreed to face off in a Knights/ North Geelong select against the ‘Socceroo All-Stars’ in a curtain raiser prior to our match against North Geelong.
The match will consist of two halves of thirty minutes, and will feature twenty-five players all who’ve run out in the famous red, white and blue, or the green and gold.
Below is a snippet from ‘Karlo’s Corner,’ and the footballing story of David Cervinski:
“David, affectionately nicknamed ‘shovel’, is one the greats of domestic Australian football. During the NSL era he was a stand out player with his trademark ponytail and tough defending which saw him become a fan favourite everywhere he played.
Being a Geelong native the football journey of David Cervinski began with his junior days at the North Geelong Warriors. By the late 1980s David as a teen was promoted to the North Geelong senior team and he was part of the clubs golden era that saw the incredible rise of North Geelong through the ranks of the Victorian football system.
David’s impressive performances for North Geelong led him to eventually make the step up to the NSL, signing with the Melbourne Knights for the 1993/94 season under the tenure of legendary coach Mirko Bazic.
In the opening three rounds of the 1993/94 season David made one appearance as a sub. However it was in round 4 when Bazic gave him a career defining opportunity, with his first inclusion in the starting eleven. And David did not disappoint. With his defensive duties he helped the side keep a clean sheet and scored goal in the 4-0 win away to Heidelberg United. From that point onwards David was a key player for the Knights as the club would dominate the NSL.”
You can find the full article in Friday’s match programme, which is on sale from the office of the club on match day.
Date: Friday 5th May 2017 kick-off 7pm
Venue: Knights Stadium, 2 Somers Street, North Sunshine