Get To Know: Jing Reec

Striker Jing Reec will cross state lines this season as the New South Welshman becomes a Victory player for the next three seasons.

Born in Egypt to a South Sudanese family, Reec moved to Australia in 2004 at eight months old where he and his family started their journey in Sydney.

Recc joined New South Wales NPL side Marconi Stallions as a 14-year-old in 2017, rising through the ranks at the Bossley Park club, playing his first senior match for Marconi four years later in 2020 as an 18-year-old.

This is where he caught the eye of the Mariners and Nick Montgomery who brought the young forward to the Central Coast’s academy set up, playing in the NPL2 side before making his senior debut during the 2020/21 season against Western United.

The forward later made the leap to Europe, joining Danish side Aarhus on a five-year deal. Reec featured heavily in the side’s academy set ups, playing in the Under 19’s and Reserve teams as well as featuring for the first team in the Danish Cup in 2021/22.

Reec was then loaned back to the Mariners the past season where he made 30 appearances for the club in total including 20 league, nine AFC Cup and one Australia Cup match, scoring four goals in this period.

Jing Reec Q&A

How would you personally describe your playing style?

“I’d say my playing style is very exciting especially for a number nine. I can provide in-behind runs, hold up play and at the same time, I also like to dominate in duels and I have also been labelled as energetic so I would like to consider myself a handful for defenders.”

What is your impression of Melbourne Victory?

“Melbourne Victory is a very successful club and has a very rich history which I’m grateful and excited to be a part of. There’s been many great players that have played here and I’m excited to be able to call myself a Victory player and represent the fans who are literally the 12th man. The atmosphere is always amazing at AAMI so when I think of Melbourne Victory, I see it as a sensational Club.”

What do you think you’ve learnt most/your favourite lessons as a footballer so far?

“I have learnt many things as a footballer, but I feel personally that in football if you work hard and the people around you have the same mindset, anything is possible and achievable.”

What are you hoping to achieve personally and as a team this season?

“I just want to give my all for the team and Club each and every time I step out onto the pitch, whether that’s in training or in games. I want to do my role to the best of my ability which is scoring goals and racking up assists and of course, winning silverware as team. I’m confident we’ll have a successful season and I can’t wait to get started.”