Meet Kosta Grozos – The Jets’ new young gun

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Kosta Grozos is one of Newcastle Jets’ youngest new signings, but boy does he have some experience behind him.

At just 21-years-old, Kosta is an Australian U-20’s representative and previous captain of Western Sydney Wanderers Y-League championship team.

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Born into a football playing family, it’s no surprise he also ended up playing the game.

“I was just raised into football,” Grozos said. “I didn’t really complain because I enjoyed it from a young age, but my parents used to play as well so I think that attracted me to football as well.”

Winning the championship with the Wanderers at just 17, it’s no surprise, when asked what the highlight of his career has been, that it was included.

“I think it has to be either making my debut or I think winning the NYL championship with the Wanderers,” he said.

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For some, being so successful at such a young age could be a hinderance to progressing in their career, but for Grozos, everything is an advantage.

“Nothing in football is ever a disadvantage,” he said.

“It’s good that I’ve won something, so I know how it feels and now I’m giving more to try to win more.”

After an incredible youth career, Grozos comes to the Jets having played just seven games in the A-League, however the success he has achieved is nothing to sniff at.

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Coming through the Wanderers’ academy, Grozos speaks highly of the youth system at his previous club.

“The youth system that they had there is good for young players,” he said.

“I got there when I was 16 and then progressed through to the NYL.

“Arthur Diles was the coach at the Wanderers so we had a good team, the boys did well, and I think we achieved what you could at the highest level for a youth team.”

Having already worked under the Jets’ new assistant coach Diles, Grozos is more than happy to be working with him again.

“[Diles] recruited me at the Wanderers so me and him have a pretty good connection. I think he’s a great coach,” he said.

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The decision to change clubs, after having been with the Wanderers his whole career, wasn’t an easy one. However, it was an opportunity Grozos wasn’t willing to give up.

“I thought this is an opportunity that I can’t afford to miss,” he said. “I thought, I need to take this with both hands and do what I can with it.

“I think I was at the Wanderers for seven years if I’m correct and I needed a change.”

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By moving to the Jets, Grozos is looking to develop his football, learn new skills and achieve big things.

“For every young player I think it is about getting as many minutes as you can,” he said.

“At every club you go to you want to be the best team…we want to win the championship this year.”

Feature Image Credit: Sproule Sports Focus 

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Grace Clegg
Grace Clegg
Covering the Newcastle Jets for the 2021/22 season. Studying a Bachelor of Communication (News Media and PR) at the University of Newcastle. Coffee addict.

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