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4 Reasons to Set Goals in 2020

4 Reasons to Set Goals in 2020

2020. Another year but a new decade. I find it strange sometimes how time can pass us without realising the missed opportunities we have had throughout everyday life. There are so many factors as to what could have distracted us, but I believe that this year is a fresh start to really begin to make [...]

A New Beginning

So, it has been a little while. Actually, it has been over a year since I have last posted on OnTheBall. You may be wondering where I have been, what I have been up to, where I might be playing. It’s fair to say that the past year (2019) was an exciting, experimental and adventurous [...]

4 Reasons Why Downtime is so Important for your Brain

Over time you begin to learn that football isn’t just about turning up, putting the boots on and playing. There are so many different aspects which can be both physically and mentally can be draining overtime. Just like in anything, there will be a point in time where all your time and effort will get [...]

My Plans for The Off Season

The season has come to an end and it time for me to head back to Australia to recharge and prepare for the preseason come January 2019. We have had the first snow fall here in Sweden and its only Autumn. I am very excited to be missing a part of the Swedish winter and [...]

Part 3 of Signing Pro At Millwall Football Club

Part 3 of Signing Pro At Millwall Football Club

Coming in to my third week of trialling I knew that I had been training hard. I was beginning to gain confidence and believe that I had become a better player over the course of the past couple weeks. I knew I had adapted to the English style of football. For years I had been [...]

Part 2 of Signing Pro At Millwall Football Club

Week 2 Having the weekend off I was recharged and ready to tackle my second week trialing at Millwall. It was nice to relax and get a good recovery in after the past couple of weeks but at the same time my mind just wanted to be playing football and doing everything I could to [...]

Part 1 of How I Signed At Millwall Football Club

Watford wasn’t the place for me but that wasn’t going to stop me from signing a contract in England. I always had a voice in my head telling me that I hadn’t come all this way for nothing, and that is the flame that kept on burning in me working to getting a contract.  A [...]

Don’t Sweat The Small Things

Don’t Sweat The Small Things

Don’t Sweat The Small Things The past week has been a little full on because I was told I had 5 days to leave my apartment. Living in Sweden Hassleholm IF has put me in an apartment in the centre of town which made my time easier here to access the shops and riding my [...]

5 Secrets To Surviving Out Of Home

5 Secrets To Surviving Out Of Home

My 5 Secrets To Surviving Out Of Home Do you ever feel the need of just wanting to spend time with family? Well that is me most days living on the other side of the world. I moved from Australia in June 2017 and having lived in England, Poland and Sweden.  Here are my 5 top [...]

17 and Signing Pro

This goes back to where my professional football career started, at A-League club, Newcastle Jets at 17 years old.  Signing my first professional contract was something I had dreamt about since I was a young boy and I can’t express the amount of achievement I felt. A dream turned into a reality, and is now [...]