Jason Hicks

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Jason Hicks
Personal information
Full name Jason Hicks
Date of birth (1990-01-16) 16 January 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Gravesend, Kent, England
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Melbourne Knights
Youth career
0000–2009 Waitakere United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Waitakere United 1 (0)
2010–2012 WaiBop United 25 (7)
2012–2013 Auckland City 4 (0)
2012–2013 Sunshine Coast 1 (0)
2013 Team Wellington 0 (0)
2013–2015 Wellington Phoenix 30 (2)
2014–2015 Wellington Phoenix Reserves 5 (1)
2016 South Melbourne FC 0 (0)
2016 Melbourne Knights 0 (0)
National team
2007 England U-17 1 (0)
2012 New Zealand U-23 4 (1)
2014– New Zealand 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 December 2015.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 June 2014

Jason Hicks is a footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for National Premier Leagues Victoria side Melbourne Knights FC.[1]

Club Career[edit]

Hicks signed with Wellington Phoenix on a short-term injury replacement contract.[2] However, his performances in the 2 league games he played in were impressive enough to land him a 2-year contract with the club.[3] Hicks scored his first goal for the Phoenix in a 3–2 victory over the Newcastle Jets on 9 February 2014.[4]

Hicks was called into the All Whites squad for a 30 May friendly in Auckland against South Africa by interim coach Neil Emblen. Hicks made his international debut on 30 May 2014 against South Africa, coming on as a substitute. The match ended in a nil-all draw.

On 19 November 2015, National Premier Leagues Victoria side South Melbourne FC confirmed that Hicks had joined the club for the 2016 Football Federation Victoria season.[5] Upon signing for the club, Hicks stated his ambition was to "win the league with South".[6] He was released by South Melbourne on 14 February 2016, prior to the beginning of the league season and prior to making a single appearance with the club.[7]

On 13 February 2016, Jason Hicks signed with National Premier Leagues Victoria side Melbourne Knights FC.[8] Hicks made his non-competitive debut for Melbourne Knights in a 3-2 loss to Sydney United 58 FC in the annual Friendship Cup fixture, that year contested at Sydney United Sports Centre in New South Wales.[9] Hicks then made his official debut for the Knights in Round 1 of the NPL Victoria season, a 1-1 draw against Green Gully SC at Knights Stadium.[10] The midfielder got his first assist in Red, White and Blue in Round 3, when he set up fellow midfielder James McGarry for the opening goal in a 2-1 win over Northcote City FC in Round 3.[11] On 19 March 2016, Hicks scored a hat-trick in a 7-0 win over Eltham Redbacks FC in Round 4 of the 2016 FFA Cup.[12] Just six days later, Hicks was again the hero as he scored the lone goal in Melbourne's 1-0 victory over FC Bulleen Lions in the NPL Victoria.[13] In Round 10, Jason Hicks scored a 90th minute winner against Melbourne Victory FC Youth.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.melbourneknights.com.au/news/knights-sign-deadline-week-midfielder/
  2. ^ "Soccer: Phoenix sign four players on short deals". nzherald.co.nz. 10 October 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Plumber Hicks Lands his Dream Job". Football Federation Australia. 24 October 2013. 
  4. ^ Hughes, Mark. "Newcastle Jets vs Wellington Phoenix Report". Retrieved 3 May 2014. 
  5. ^ http://www.smfc.com.au/south-sign-jason-hicks-for-2016-season/
  6. ^ http://www.cornerflag.com.au/kiwi-international-joins-south-melbourne/
  7. ^ Kouroumalis, George. "SOUTH RELEASE JASON HICKS AHEAD OF TRANSFER DEADLINE". smfc.com.au. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  8. ^ "Knights sign deadline week midfielder". Melbourne Knights FC. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  9. ^ "Late Charge Falls Short For Gallant Knights". Melbourne Knights FC. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  10. ^ "Knights Share The Spoils". Melbourne Knights FC. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  11. ^ "Knights record first win for 2016". Melbourne Knights FC. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  12. ^ "Hicks Hatrick Ensures No Hick-Ups In Cup Win". Melbourne Knights FC. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  13. ^ "Knights The Lion Tamers". Melbourne Knights FC. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  14. ^ "Late Drama Again For Knights". Melbourne Knights FC. Retrieved 2 May 2016.