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.Continue reading “My Plans for The Off Season”
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 watching English Premier League and Championship matches wanting to be a part of European football. Continue reading “Part 3 of Signing Pro At Millwall Football Club”
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 get a contract. Continue reading “Part 2 of Signing Pro 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 week after my Watford trial, I was set and ready to tackle my next challenge. Millwall is known for its direct football, stadium fortress The Den, and passionate supporters. I knew that this was a great opportunity and one that I definitely want to make the most of. Continue reading “Part 1 of How I Signed At Millwall Football Club”
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 bike to training. Continue reading “Don’t Sweat The Small Things”
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 tips to living away from home on the other side of the world:Continue reading “5 Secrets To Surviving Out Of Home”
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 a part of my everyday life now living and playing in Sweden.Continue reading “17 and Signing Pro”
‘What is it like playing football?’, is a question I get asked on a daily basis.
I can tell you now that it is nothing short of an amazing experience in many ways. It has been a busy yet exciting couple of months for myself relocating from England to Sweden. This is the first time I have experience living in a country where English is not the first spoken language, however, what I didn’t know until I arrived here was that anywhere you travel throughout Sweden, speaking English is second nature to Swedes. Continue reading “Playing Football In Sweden”
I was a lot more relaxed walking into Watford FC Training Grounds in my second week of the trial. I knew I was up for the challenge to fight for a position in the reserve team.
Like always, I continued to arrive to training early every morning. Never would I have expected that this would end in, Premier League Striker, Troy Deeney sitting next to me for a chat. As a young player, having a professional of Troy’s esteem asking me about where I am from and all things football, gave me a lot of inspiration. I will always look back on that situation with a great deal of gratitude towards Troy for giving me both football and real life advice that will guide me for years to come. Continue reading “Part 3 of My Experience At A Premier League Football Club”
Being given the opportunity to play at Premier League Football Club is an
experience I am going to hold very close to me for the rest of my life. It’s
amazing how much you can learn about football in such a short time, just by
being surrounded by some of the best athletes and professionals in the
business.Continue reading “Part 1 of My Experience Playing At A Premier League Football Club”