Victory's Katebian claims more accolades

Melbourne Victory young gun, Joey Katebian, has added to his season haul, picking up the club's top youth medals along with the National Youth League golden boot award. 

The young striker scored 10 goals in the 2015-16 NYL season.

Katebian is currently part of Victory’s senior setup and trains with the first team every session. The 20-year-old also captains the club’s National Premier League squad.

The young striker who accepted the individual accolades at the Victory Medal on Saturday night had a humble approach, saying it wouldn't have been possible without his teammates.

“I’d like to thank the board and the chairman for promoting the resources for our NPL and NYL team and I’d like to thank the coach especially,” Katebian said.

“He’s been under pressure for the last 12 months with Darren Davies having to leave. I’m proud of him, I’m proud of the lads for fighting on and we’ll kick on for the rest of the year.

“Credit to the lads, they consistently set me up on a platter.

“I’d like to thank my mum, it’s just me and her at home. She’s been there since I was six years old, she’s my number one supporter and I can’t thank her enough, I love you.”

Katebian played one game in the A-League last season against the Central Coast Mariners in November.