Sunday, February 1, 2015

A New Adventure

Another adventure begins! As I write this, I'm currently sitting on a plane and heading back to Europe. Long flights are always a great time to reflect on things. I've been doing this for what now seems like my entire life. I've been on countless trips overseas, to multiple countries, and with many different clubs. My first opportunity to come over and train with a European club was at the age of 14. I started coming over for trials on my own at 16 and moved to Scotland to play at 17. I have lost track of the amount of times I've come over to Europe. Looking back on it all now, it's hard to believe all that has happened in my life. It has been almost 10 years since I first got the chance to chase my dream and here I am still living it.  

All these trips and it doesn't get any easier. It's very difficult to be away from my family. Especially now with the newest addition to my family; my fiancĂ© Laura. I love you Laura and miss you. Without your support, it wouldn't be possible to do what I do. Thank you for pushing me to be the best I can be and always believing in me.  

I am so fortunate to not only have the most incredible fiancĂ©, and parents who have always been by my side; but also a phenomenal support group all around the world. This includes my extended family, former teammates, great friends and many others that I've been lucky enough to come across on my travels.  

This game has brought me so much in my life. I've been so lucky to travel all around the world playing a game I love. Over time my determination to succeed has grown. I've never stopped trying to improve. I've continued working hard when nobody is watching. Im excited for another chance that has come my way; to continue living my dream.

Time to go and make you all proud. 


Saturday, January 17, 2015

New Boots - Nike Mercurial Vapor X

Happy New Year!

My training program has continued to grow over the past couple of weeks. I have been putting in sessions twice a day almost everyday of the week and I’m feeling great going into the new year. I will try to make my next post about my weekly training regime.

I recently picked up a new pairs of boots and wanted to share some thoughts on them. I have always been a sneaker head and have acquired a big collection of boots over the years - all of which are Nike. I enjoy trying out all the different models and feel comfortable wearing any of the top line Nike boots at the moment. However my favourite pair of boots right now are the Nike Mercurial Vapor X. I have had a few pairs of this model and just got a pair in all black; which is my favourite colour way so far.


I have always been a fan of the Nike Vapor boot line over the years and feel this may be the best model yet. You are able to wear them straight out of the box, without getting any blisters. They are extremely lightweight, but I feel they offer a good amount of protection. The upper is extremely thin and lightweight, giving you a good touch on the ball. The FG soleplate is ideal for artificial turf field or dry/damp natural grass pitches. Finally they are quite comfortable overall and seem to be quite durable.

As always, I will continue trying out different boots and look forward to seeing what innovative products Nike will come out with next. But for now, this is my boot of choice. Watch for my next post in the coming days!