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Thomas Waddingham

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19-year-old, striker Thomas Waddingham is widely regarded as one of Australia’s most exciting young attacking talents after shooting to stardom with his prowess in front of goal in his debut season professional season.

The forward burst onto the scene during Roar’s 2023 Australia Cup Final run, where he scored four goals, including one in the final against Sydney FC.

This feat earned him a call-up for the Young Socceroos where he scored goals against both Denmark and the Netherlands at Marbella Week of Football tournament in October 2023.

Waddingham found the back of the net seven times in his debut A-League season, finishing as Roar’s equal highest goal scorer for 2023/24 alongside Henry Hore and Jay O’Shea.

Waddingham, who was crowned as the club’s Young Player of the Season and earned an Olyroos call-up following his return of seven league goals and finished just one behind Nestory Irankunda, who set a record as the highest scoring teenager in a single A-League season.

Originally from Cairns, Waddingham was brought into the Roar academy after being identified in 2019 at a Talent Support Program (TSP).

Previous Clubs
Edge Hill United (Juniors)
Brisbane Roar Youth

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