New signing Paul Falso will be a “big asset to our team”, says ACE coach Steve Glockner.
The 24-year-old defender has put pen to paper and brings valuable experience to our new-look side for its first season in FQPL 1.
Paul has played for Brisbane City, Olympic, Mitchelton and St George Willawong before a more relaxing season with Moggill during 2022.
“His experience in the FQPL and NPL will be a big asset to our team,” coach Steve said.
“Paul’s a strong, quick and formidable defender who will help bring our backline to the higher level required to succeed in 2023.
“He’s a great personality as well. It’s a pleasure to have him at the club.”
That defensive role will suit the new signing, who joked: “I had a crack at playing upfront last season … it didn’t go well! Bit further back might be better!”
Though enjoying last season, after feeling “a bit burnt out” with the demands of previous years, Paul says he missed the demands and “challenges” of higher leagues.
“I had a great time (last season) but yes, I missed the competition, the playing level and the challenges,” he said.
“I’m looking forward to the challenge of next season here. Training and playing with these players.
“It’ll be something to look forward to every weekend. I’m keen to get going.”
His switch to the red and black of ACE came through his good friend Bryon Sinnerton the former Moreton Bay United midfielder.
“We have a good bond, follow each other around and he told me about what’s going on here at ACE,” Paul said.
“I know next season will be tough with the likes of Logan and Capalaba coming down, Strikers and Toowoomba (SWQ Thunder) are still there.
“In fitness terms, I have work to do though I did 40kms on a bike at the Noosa Tri over the weekend in an hour and 15!”