Casey settles fast

Aspiring footballer Casey Mclaughlin is doing exceptionally well in England as the teenager pursues what he hopes will turn into a full-time career.

McLaughlin played for East End United youth teams for five years and one year in senior football with Bodden Town. In his first two games in England for Cirencester College Football Academy where he is doing exceptionally well he scored, the first one a beauty.

Already at the age of 16 he is a much travelled player, having gone to Brazil four years ago to train with Vasco da Gama Under-15s for a month.

Cirencester College Academy is based in Gloucestershire, about 80 miles west of London. They beat Pembroke College 5-2 and Ystrad Mynach 4-3 in their first two games.

McLaughlin started playing aged six at North Side Primary School and was there until he was 10 when he went to middle school and joined East End United. He joined Bodden Town early last year, playing for the Under-21s until the end of the season then played in the U-17, seniors and for BT reserves last term. Then in July he went to Cirencester College’s Academy.

Thiago Cunha was McLaughlin’s coach for many of his formative years. “Casey is doing tremendously well,” he said. “He is a very good player and has a lot of potential.”

In his first two games in England for Cirencester College Football Academy where he is doing exceptionally well he scored, the first one a beauty.

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