“I thought we were just having lunch together”
Photo and interview by Patrik Nilsson.
“I wanted to see how good of a player I could be. To come here and get out of my comfort zone with a new style of play, new coach and get better. Sweden and Värnamo is a fantastic place to be. It is the biggest reason.” But when he came to the Swedish land he did not know what would await him. “It’s through a friend of a friend of a friend. A New Zealander, like me. Dan Keat who is in GAIS. He told me to come over and that Sweden was a fantastic place. So I said: Why not?” He came to Gothenburg and trialled for GAIS, Västerås and Nyköping. But it was Värnamo that he liked best. “I went back to New Zealand but kept in touch with Tomas (Lundqvist) and I was lucky that they invited me to Sweden again. And I loved the time in Värnamo when I was there before.”