THE Wagga City Wanderers have drawn 10 Pascoe Cup players to the representative club this season.
What broadened the appeal for Henwood Park player Christopher Oczkowski, was the fact that fellow team mates Jake Ploenges and James Murray were on board.
“It tempted me a lot more, knowing they were keen,” Oczkowski said.
Ploenges and Oczkowski have been training with the under 20s squad.
The Wanderers struggled to capitalise upfront in 2015, and Oczkowski believes Ploenges is the missing link this season.
“He’s really a one of a kind player, he’ll really excel in this league,” Oczkowski said.
Oczkowski was also drawn to the Wanderers due to the high standard of competition in State League Two, and the coach.
“I also wanted to be a part of it because of Ben Schmid, he’s a Hawkies lad and a quality coach.”
Oczkowski will remain loyal to his local club following a successful year for Henwood Park, who lost to Junee in the grand final.
“Even if I have to double up and play Saturday and Sunday I’ll definitely do that,” he said.
As a prospective midfielder for the Wanderers, fitness is his top priority.
“My fitness is getting there, we did the beep test this week, they’ll get us in fine nick for the season,” Oczkowski said.
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