Defender Tate Russell
- D.O.B. 24/8/99
Growing up in Wollongong, Tate Russell started playing football in 2003 for local side Wollongong Olympic Junior FC, spending five years with the side before inclusion in Football NSW’s Project 22 in 2008.
The defender joined the Illawarra Skills Acquisition Program in 2010 before a four year stint with South Coast Wolves saw Tate win state titles in 2013 & 2014.
A defender with pace to burn, Russell was a train-on for the Wanderers’ Foxtel National Youth League team for the 2015/16 season and made his debut against Newcastle Jets in Round 11.
Russell joined the Wanderers Academy following the conclusion of the NYL season in 2016.
The youngster had a break out Hyundai A-League 2018/19 season, debuting for the Wanderers against Melbourne Victory in Round 11. He played 12 games and started in 11.
Hyundai A-League 2018/19
Wanderers feature in Young Socceroos defeat of Hong Kong
Wanderers Academy players Tate Russell, Tass Mourdoukoutas, Fabian Monge, Ramy Najjarine, Moudi Najjar, Kosta Grozos and Marc Tokich were all part of the Young Socceroos team that defeated Hong Kong in their first group stage match in the AFC U19 Championship.