December 19th 2008
Island Football stars return
Two 18 year old Magnetic Islanders, with football (soccer) flowing from their feet to their fingers and beyond, lived out a dream this year - having been invited to try out for an English football team in the land of Robin Hood, Nottingham England - and, for regular money, work at a Hooters outlet.
The pair, Dylan Rankin and Aiden Wilson Bhalla, were stand-out local players and invited to go to Nottingham by a former Townsville coach, Kieran Murphy, who has links to the English city's football fraternity.
The pair were started with, Arnoldtown, a feeder club to the major Nottingham clubs: Notts County and Nottingham Forest. But, in England, even a "feeder" club is no small change. "It's a big club," said Aiden, "They were building a new