Why Glasgow Celtic Signed Tom Rogic


Nike Academy Product Tom Rogic

Spend the last few days watching this kids rise to fame, playing and beating Brazil and winning his move to Celtic and all in-between, his story is what most of our dreams were as young boys wanting to play for Celtic. I know most Celtic fan’s know he won ‘The Chance and was given a place in the Nike Academy. He then played 1 season with Central Coast Mariners playing 24 games, scoring 5 with a healthy 18 assists in that season. January 2013 and Neil Lennon and John Park seen something in a young Australian guy and get the kid in the door. Loaned out to Melbourne Victory for season 2014/2015 only to return injured he sat and watched as Neil Lennon left and Ronny arrived probably like every player thinking “Will I get a chance” We only have to look at Nir Bitton to know Ronny will play the best 11 he has available to them. Man of the Match at the weekend away to Dundee United and we are slowly seeing a young man turn into a man. Lets hope this story keeps going, enjoy Tom’s start. Even his Aussie mate Ryan McGowan rates the kid. Enjoy meeting Tom a little bit more, he is a very relaxed confident kid.

A Journalist’s Report On The Nike Academy, Tom Rogic and “The Chance”<Click)

This is a fascinating interview. We speak to the journalist, Aidan Ormond, who works as a freelance for the excellent Football magazine, FourFourTwo (http://au.fourfourtwo.com/). Aidan was invited by Nike to become “embedded” with the “The Chance” and cover the progress of the Australian players. Aidan had a lot of time to observe the entire process at close range and he shares his observations with the NPL. There just has to be a good movie or min-series script in this story! Hit the link above for more…

http://futsal4all.com/2011/02/a-journalists-report-on-the-nike-academy-tom-rogic-and-the-chance/ <Click)

A part of Toms development

The journey this kid took is stunning to say the least, only in the last few month have Celtic fans said “Here, there might be a player here” And from what I have been researching we certainly do have a superb player here who can go all the way to the top. The video below is I guess the reason Celtic signed Tom, this kid who is still 23 years old had a bad injury last season and is now almost where Ronny would want a player to be fitness wise, I expect a contract extension for the kid in the next 6 months, I truly think Ronny’s ability with young players will make Rogic a mainstay in the Celtic 11 in seasons to come. Above and below are a few links and video’s, maybe people who didn’t know his story will like this more but I knew, and I still enjoyed this. We have a player here, no argument

 Tomas Rogic | Central Coast Mariners
VIDEO Via: lathamnufcHD On You Tube


The Chance has helped to develop the talents of thousands of young footballers. For one player, it’s been the stepping stone to a professional career, earning a contract with one of Europe’s elite clubs. Today he’s living the dream of every young player. Tom Rogic, a talented Australian midfielder, arrived in the U.K. to take part in The Chance 2011. Since that day, it’s been a whirlwind rise to fame. A journey thats taken him to A-League outfit Central Coast Mariners, all the way to Scottish giants Celtic.

 Nike Football: Tom Rogic, Celtic FC’s new star
Via Nike Football on You Tube

You can watch the rest HERE: <Click)



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