- Thursday January 26th, 2023 @ 16:40
#SAINTS2023 | Noah Lewis Joins St Pat's
St Patrick's Athletic are delighted to announce the signing of defender Noah Lewis, subject to international clearance.
The 6'4'' Dutch centre-back, who was most recently with Willem II.
The 22-year-old featured for The Saints in last weekend's friendly games against Galway United and Bohemians and has been training with the club for the last couple of weeks.
Lewis began his career with his local team Waterwijk before moving to Almere City in The Netherlands, Noah joined the Feyenoord Academy in 2012.
During his seven years at Feyenoord, Noah progressed through their Academy at Youth, U17, U18, U19 and U21 level, playing in Eredivisie Academy League, Dutch Underage Cup and in the UEFA Youth League at underage level.
A loan spell followed with FC Dordrecht in the Dutch Second Division during the 2019/2020 season.
The Dutch underage international returned to Feyenoord in January 2020 before signing for Willem II in September 2021 and then joining St Pat's ahead of the 2023 campaign.
Manager Tim Clancy has been welcoming his newest signing to the club: "We are delighted to get Noah on board, he lot of very good attributes, he's tall, quick, strong and very good on the ball.
We feel we can help him to develop and that he will be a big player for us this season.
Coming to St Pat's is a good opportunity for him to develop and progress his career, he's had a few weeks with us already so he understands how we want to do things and we are looking forward to working with him."
While Lewis is excited to have joined The Super Saints: "I'm happy to be here and can't wait to get going. I've been training with the team for two weeks and played two friendly games last weekend and now I'm here and signed and excited to start.
It's a nice group to be part of and I already feel a good connection with the players and the staff, there is a good atmosphere in the group and we are building to the season.
I know Thijs Timmermans from our time in Holland so he has helped me to settle in and told me about the club and the league and our supporters."
Noah will wear the number 2 jersey at Richmond Park.
Watch his full interview and see the photos on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages now.