19 year old Canberra contestant Luke Pilkington was last night named the winner of FOX8’s Football Superstar.
In the second season of the show hosted by Brian McFadden and Lee Furlong, Pilkington faced off against Brisbane boys Christopher Kozionas and Jack Petrie for the title.
He wins a one year contract with Hyundai A-League champions Melbourne Victory, alongside a scholarship with Monash University, Melbourne.
“Luke Pilkington is a very respectful, mature and enthusiastic footballer and person,” said Melbourne Victory Coach Ernie Merrick.
“He brings many strengths to his football – he is technically very good, physically he has speed but also endurance and he is tactically knowledgeable. Luke is a left footer, which is hard to find, and he can play in range of positions including left back and left midfield.”
Pilkington will commence playing for the Melbourne Victory youth side immediately, and training alongside the Melbourne Victory first team.