NEWS: Rad’s off-season Kosciuszko climb


The off-season was a time for Jets players to enjoy rest and relaxation and spend some quality time with their family and friends, and while young Jets attacker Radovan Pavicevic did just that, he also managed to conquer Mount Kosciuszko.

 “I spent a lot of time with my friends and family and the furthest I went on holidays was to Thredbo,” Pavicevic said. “Me and my girlfriend went and climbed Kosciuszko.”

“It was really good up there – breathtaking views from above the clouds and the air was really fresh. It was a really good experience. I’m not too sure exactly when or why I thought to do it but I’m glad I did and it’s something that I’d like to again one day.”

“That’s about as exciting as my holidays got!” he said. 


Pavicevic was happy to be able to spend some time with his family and friends at home in Western Sydney, as his training schedule doesn’t allow him much time to visit during the Hyundai A-League pre-season and season proper.

“It was good to catch up with them,” he said. “I see them maybe once every two weeks or so if I’m lucky so it was good to catch up on some time with them.”

Despite an enjoyable break, Pavicevic is buzzing to be back at training the squad.

 “As good as the holidays were it feels better to be back on the field than back at home,” he said.

Pavicevic has come back into pre-season training with some fresh faces and new signings, and he says he’s impressed with the new additions to the squad.

“The new players that we’ve brought in are very good players and good on the ball,” he said.


Among the new faces is Devante Clut, who attended Westfields Sports High School with Pavicevic.

“Me and D [Devante Clut] used to play together at school so we’ve got that old connection going on.”

Pavicevic is also impressed with new Senior Assistant Coach, Luciano Trani, who joined the Jets after two years with Melbourne City.

Trani possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience with Hyundai A-League clubs.

“Our new Assistant Coach, from what I’ve seen in the past week and a bit, is very, very good. He knows what he’s doing and he knows how to get his point across,” Pavicevic concluded.