Another of the Border's most promising soccer prospects has been signed by Wangaratta.
Jordan Hore has committed to a season in the AWFA with the Devils, due to no senior NPL pathway being offered in the region this year at Murray United.
The 17-year-old midfielder has trained several times in recent weeks with Melbourne Victory's academy squad, but isn't required by the A-League giants at this stage.
Hore admitted he was disappointed when Murray United was unable to continue with its senior program, but had a desire to play under the experienced Daniel Vasilevski at Wangaratta.
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"I played with him at Murray and he's got so much knowledge of the game," Hore said.
"I obviously want to go somewhere with the sport and if I'm going to learn off anyone I reckon it will be him.
"How 'Vasa' runs it, the level we train at, there's so much depth in each position and everyone is always fighting for a spot in the team.
"If I'm going to get better, that's the sort of environment I want to be in.
"If I keep pushing myself at training, it's going to help me personally develop, which is what I was looking for.
"I wasn't really sure with the drop from NPL to AWFA how I would be able to sit with that if I want to go somewhere with the sport, but the drop really isn't that big with what they're doing there.
"Nothing is ever promised, even the practice matches, teams can change so much, so if you have a week off and start slacking, you can see that come the weekend."
Hore said he took plenty from the experience with Victory and hopes he will get further opportunities to impress in future.
He was one of four Murray youth players invited to train at Victory, along with Will Haberfield, Thorne Maw and Gerard Runanika.
"The quality of the players in that academy, I reckon the under-21 team was the best team I've ever played against," Hore said.
"I got a bit of feedback with some things I did well and things I need to work on, so hopefully I can keep getting better."
Hore added he is excited to link with former Murray teammates Zac Walker, Ryan Luty, Adam Jordan and Josh Masters at Wangaratta.
"Half the team I'm very familiar with and even the few training sessions I've had, it feels like everyone is really close and it's a good environment to be around," he said.