Former Sheffield Wednesday stopper ventures abroad to join new club following Owls exit

Josh Render has been on the lookout for a new club following his exit from Sheffield Wednesday, and now his hunt is over.
Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now

Render, 22, came through the academy at Middlewood Road in recent years and even went on to spend time with the first team last season – joining them for preseason in 2020 during Garry Monk’s time in charge.

But, despite travelling with Darren Moore’s first team on occasion last season, the decision was made that he would move on in the summer, with the club opting against offering him a new deal at Hillsborough.

Read More
‘Postage stamp’ – Mallik Wilks praised after Sheffield Wednesday goal helps secu...
Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Since then he’s been searching for a place to start the next chapter of his career, a search that has taken him to Australia to sign for Olympic FC.

The club said in their announcement, “Olympic FC is excited to welcome Josh Render who signs on for the 2023 season… The Goalkeeper who comes over from England has experience in the third tier of English football playing for Sheffield Wednesday.”

The Brisbane-based outfit play their football in the National Premier Leagues Queensland, and Render has agreed a deal to play for them for the 2023 campaign in Australia.

Render was one of several young players who departed S6 over the summer, leaving alongside Kwame Boateng, Alex Bonnington, Josh Dawodu, Lewis Farmer, Charles Hagan, Jayden Onen, Declan Thompson and Liam Waldock.

Josh Render has found a new club after leaving Sheffield Wednesday.Josh Render has found a new club after leaving Sheffield Wednesday.
Josh Render has found a new club after leaving Sheffield Wednesday.
Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Several have gone on to find new clubs, however the only one currently playing at a similar level is Hagan, who joined fellow League One outfit, Wycombe Wanderers.