Murray ready for ECU challenge

Murray ready for ECU challenge

Posted on March 9, 2018 in 'News'

ECU Joondalup new signing Cameron Murray has settled into life at the Campus, the 18-year-old signed for the club from Perth Glory Youth at the end of last month along with his brother Liam.

He said he is enjoying his football again, and jumped at the chance to join the Jacks.  “It’s been a very smooth ride, all of the people around me have made it very easy to settle in here and I am happy,” he said.

“After my time at Glory was up, I wanted to come to ECU right away, that’s when I spoke to Steven McGarry and he handled the situation by inviting me down to training, and then it all went smoothly from there.”

Jacks Coach Dale McCulloch said Murray is a good lad. “The lad can play and were delighted he joined us,” he said. “We have a great mix of youth and experience in our squad, and I’m confident Cameron can play at this level, and it doesn’t matter what your age is, if you’re good enough I will play you.”

The talented midfielder said he had a great time at the Glory, and had trials at Central Coast Mariners with his brother Liam, but he thought the Jacks was best for his development. “I really enjoyed my time at Glory, it was a massive learning experience in my career. I was there from the age of 15 so coming away from that environment was tough but I am always looking forward and focusing on what’s ahead,” Murray explained.

“It was a good experience at Central Coast, and I would say the setup over there and the setup over here at Glory are fairly similar, so having experience in that sort of environment made it easy to fit in. All of the players and coaches were very friendly and my brother (Liam) and I were welcomed with open arms.”

The teenager started playing very young back in the UK, and has enjoyed every minutes of it, but he said the move to ECU has rejuvenated him.  “I started playing when I was very young with my two brothers, we would go to the park with local mates and play for hours, all day in fact. Realising my passion for the game I then signed for a local club in Aberdeen, Scotland called Dyce boys club, which was the area I lived in, and I had great success their and then my family and I moved over here to Australia when I was 11,” he said.

“Originally, I signed for Sorrento where we won the league and many cups playing there for two seasons, before moving to Stirling Lions for the Under 15s and winning many awards. I then went down to trial at Glory, where youth coaches Callum Salman and Davey Butterfield offered me a spot in the team which I grabbed as fast as I could.

“I enjoyed my three years at Glory very much, but it came to an end, and now I have signed for ECU, who I am very happy to be at and am enjoying my football again, which is great.”

Welcome to the Campus Cameron – Good luck for the season