Weston striker Jason Tjien-Fooh is not your typical import in the Northern NSW NPL.
At 28, the Dutchman is not worried about catching the eye of an A-League club talent scout.
From an early age, Tjien-Fooh has gone down a different path and focused on playing for fun.
But he has kept ambitions to play overseas.
The move has come later than expected, but linking with former Dutch World Cup player Kew Jaliens at Weston has been the "perfect opportunity" to fulfil his dream.
Tjien-Fooh made contact with Jaliens through a relative after reading a story about his time in Australia and his search for Dutch players to join him at the Bears.
After turning down chances several years ago to play or trial in Cyprus and America, the sports teacher and coach made the leap.
And it's working out well for the Bears.
Tjien-Fooh has scored twice, including in a 3-2 win over the Jets Youth on the weekend, to help them rise to 10 points from five games.
It's a swift turnaround under new coach Jaliens after two wooden spoons and a ninth-place finish in the past three years.
It's early days but Tjien-Fooh believes Weston "could be one of the teams that end up in the play-offs".
"I'm feeling much better each week," Tjien-Fooh said of his form. "It was hard at the beginning, getting used to how the team played, but I'm used to it now and every week I think I'm playing a little bit better.
"I see some growth in the group as well. I think we're finding each other much better since those first weeks.
"We're getting better but we are a young team and we have to grow."
Tjien-Fooh played at Jaliens' former club Sparta Rotterdam in under 13 and 14 but has since played with his friends locally.
"I learned a lot at Sparta Rotterdam but I was more confident and had more pleasure in soccer playing with my friends than constantly getting 'you have to play good and if you don't someone will get mad at you'," he said.
"When you're 13, 14 years old, you just want to play and have fun, so we made a choice at that time. But in the years since, I always want to play at the highest possible level, but in a good balance where you have fun."
He came to Weston from the amateur fourth division in the Netherlands and said the competitions were a similar standard of play and mix of former professional and youth program talent.
And, importantly, he's still enjoying his football.
"It's a nice group, everyone goes well with each other," he said. "We have a good team and we laugh a lot. Sometimes at training we laugh too much, but it's great."
"I'm trying to enjoy myself and if [professional football] comes, I will always take the chance to play professionally, but I'm 28 and I have a life in the Netherland also.
"It was more about enjoying myself and to live a dream I always wanted to do."