RUSHALL OLYMPIC FC
RUSHALL OLYMPIC FC
The Pics

ARIS CHRISTOPHOROU

Highly rated young defender who can operate in either a right back or central defensive role, he linked up with the Pics during summer 2014 after surprisingly being released by neighbours Walsall. During the 2013-14 campaign he featured in twenty league games for the Saddlers Youth Team and also made seven appearances for the Reserve Team. Season 2012-13 saw him make sixteen Youth Team appearances and three for the Second XI, in addition to being a member of the squad who lost the Walsall Senior Cup Final to Stafford Rangers on home turf. A solid non-nonsense defender who was previously on the radar of the Cyprus International Youth set-up, he was agonisingly close to being awarded a professional contract at the Banks’s Stadium for season 2013-14 but ultimately parted company with Walsall. During his 2014-15 debut campaign at Dales Lane he turned in some highly impressive performances for the Pics as he finished second in the appearance charts and was named as runner-up in both the First Team Young Player of the Season and Players Player of the Season awards. Despite interesting a number of clubs he opted to sign a new contract and remain with the club.