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Joined May 2021
Former elite footballer who came through the same youth system as Australia’s ‘golden generation’ of football where he was part of the Soccer NSW elite development system in the 90’s before being selected to join the Australian Joeys U17s shadow squad in preparation for the 1999 Youth World Cup, a tournament Australia went all the way to the final only to fall to Brazil at the final hurdle. From there Cam went on to spend 3 years in the old National League set up. Playing for Sydney Olympic, Northern Spirit and Newcastle United in the National Youth League before being introduced to the 1st Grade set up at both Northern Spirit and Newcastle United. During this time Cam was also identified and asked to trial in the UK at some of England biggest clubs including Aston Villa, Newcastle United, and Crystal Palace before ultimately playing for Stoke Citys Reserves in 2003 whilst training fulltime with the 1st team squad on a daily basis under seasoned English Premier League Manager, Tony Pulis. Cam then returned home to Australia to play in the revamped NSW Premier League in 2004/05 - the highest level of football in the country at the time before the A-League launched. He then spent the next decade playing professionally on a part time basis in what’s now titled the National Premier League for the likes of Rockdale City Suns, West Sydney, Berries, Manly United and APIA Leichhardt - whom he captained. Since retiring from the professional game, Cam has spent a significant amount of time coaching junior footballers around the country - and even for a short period in Brazil. Encouraging them and inspiring them to love the game and be the best they can be. He has also used this time to acquire his AFC/ FFA C and B Licenses. Along with also working with local Association and NPL clubs in Technical Director, Technical Advisor and Head Coach capacities. With a deep desire to make a difference in the game, it was a ‘leap of faith’ in 2017 that saw Cam jump ‘full-time’ into football youth development. Firstly, acquiring the franchise for a globally recognised skills program . Before then taking his 3+ decades of footballing knowledge and experience to create Spark Futbol. A market-leading methodology and approach which focuses on the individual and their holistic development. As footballers and as people.