19 Sep 2012

Young Waikato striker signs with Phoenix

11:34 am on 19 September 2012

The Wellington Phoenix have signed the Waikato teenager Tyler Boyd on a three-year contract.

The 17-year-old was part of the first intake to the Phoenix' Football School of Excellence three months ago and the first to be given a professional contract.

Boyd, a striker, says he had his eyes set on one of those spots.

The Phoenix signed the Belgian striker Stein Huysegems last week and he joins Boyd, Paul Ifill, Benjamin Totori and Jeremy Brockie as options up front.