Young footballer, Jake McGing, is living out his lifelong dream of representing his community after returning to his roots to play for Macarthur FC.
The 26-year-old grew up and played his junior football in the Macarthur area including a stint at Macarthur Rams.
After becoming a professional footballer, McGing played for A-League sides Central Coast Mariners and Brisbane Roar as well as spending time in Poland with Wisla Plock.
Fast forward to 2020 and McGing got a call he dreamt of receiving.
“Our club was announced and a couple of weeks or so later my agent was contacted with some interest to play for Macarthur FC,” Mr McGing said.
“It is unreal to have a team in the area, especially for me having grown up here. It is really great personally and was something that I was wanting to do in representing the area and I am enjoying having my family and friends come down and watch me live as well.”
Now living in Gregory Hills, McGing said it was a great time for Camden locals to jump on the Macarthur FC bandwagon.
“I am really enjoying living in Gregory Hills as it is a new area, is very close to everything and obviously close to my family and friends,” he said.
“You cannot beat live football, going to the ground to experience it all for yourself is definitely special.
“Everything about the club is really positive and we are eager to have as many fans as possible to come out and support us.”
Macarthur FC play their home games at Campbelltown Stadium. For more information on Macarthur FC, go to macarthurfc.com.au