Cooks Hill United have recruited former Dundee United striker Jordan Moore for their Northern NSW Northern League title defence next season.
The 23-year-old Scotsman retired as a professional last year after playing youth football at the Tangerines before senior loan stints at Airdrie United, Dunfermline Athletic and Queen’s Park and a brief, ill fated spell at Irish club Limerick.
Moore, who was born and raised in Glasgow, played for Dunfermline against Rangers at Ibrox in 2013 after the Scottish giants were relegated to League One when they went into administration.
He did not play a senior game for Dundee United but scored five goals in 16 matches at Dunfermline and five in a combined 17 games at Airdrie and Queen’s Park.
He has been front-page news in Scotland after twice beating skin cancer in his early twenties then becoming heavily involved in fundraising and cancer awareness campaigns.
Cooks Hill first-grade coach Graham Law recruited Moore through an agent connection in Scotland who also organised for rugged defender Garry Kenneth to join Adamstown when Law was in charge of the NPL club.
Kenneth left Rosebud to take up a professional contract with Skonto FC in Latvia.
Law described Moore, who signed a contract on Friday morning, as a “humble lad” and a “high-calibre player knows where the net is”.
“Jordan was wanting something different after his life scare,” he said.
“I love Newcastle, and half of Scotland is now in Newcastle because of me. I just tell them it’s the best place in the world. Garry Kenneth’s review of Newcastle as a place to live was massive for Jordan to come here.”
Club sponsor The Commonwealth Hotel has offered Moore bread and board and a job when he arrives in January.
Cooks Hill beat Belswans 4-0 in this year’s Northern League One grand final at Magic Park and have ticked most of the boxes for promotion to the NPL.
It is understood the club plans to improve the quality of its playing surface before next season and extend the ground floor of the National Park grandstand for a corporate box.