Far North Coast Junior Signs With Queens Park Rangers

December 8th, 2015

Three years ago at 16 years of age, Josh Wallen was playing for Bangalow Soccer Club on the Far North Coast.

This week, the now 19 year old has signed his first professional contract by earning a deal with English Premier League side, Queens Park Rangers (QPR) in their Under 21 ranks.

Wallen attended Trinity High School in Lismore and held over four years’ experience in the Football Far North Coast (FFNC) High Performance program before he accepted a scholarship in the UK with the Watford Football Academy under 18’s team in 2007.

Assisting Wallen’s eligibility to sign a contract in the UK, is the English heritage of Wallen’s father John, who along with mother Rachael, are delighted with this opportunity, describing it as, ‘a dream come true’.

Former coaches, including his school coach Jim Holmes and Jim Gelagotis, who mentored Wallen during playing stints at Bangalow SC and Palm Beach FC, can also arguably share the pride and excitement of the news that Wallen has signed an 18 month contract in the UK with the QPR until 2017.

On behalf of Football Far North Coast and Northern NSW Football, we wish Josh all the best in the pursuit of his football future with QPR and beyond.

Related Topics:

More News

More News

ANZAC Day Cup & Callan McMillan Memorial Shield Finals Results
Football Far North Coast congratulates the respective clubs and their teams who… [more]
Northern NSW Football clubs share in $145,000 thanks to Local Sport Grant Program
Northern NSW Football clubs have shared in $145,000 thanks to the 2019-20 Local… [more]
ANZAC Day Cup and Callan McMillan Memorial Shield Finals
The respective 2020 FINALS for each of the Tursa Employment & Training… [more]

Around The Clubs

Newcastle Permanent Community Recognition Award winners announced for September
Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) congratulates Football Far North Coast’s… [more]
181 NNSWF Clubs share in more than $180,000 worth of NSW Government funding
More than 180 Northern NSW Football Clubs have shared in $181,000 thanks to the… [more]
Dunoon United FC Secures Grant Funding
A grant of $32,220 has been secured by Dunoon United FC to construct a match… [more]

Sponsors