Usain Bolt earns indefinite trial with A-League football club

Aug 08, 2018, 00:29 IST | PA Sport

"It has been my dream to play professional football and I know that it will involve a lot of hard work and training to get to the level required to play and make an impact in the A-League." Bolt said.

Usain Bolt earns indefinite trial with A-League football club
Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt's dream of becoming a professional footballer has moved a step closer after earning an "indefinite" trial at Central Coast Mariners. The eight-time Olympic champion has expressed his desire to move into football following his retirement from athletics and will train with the A-League side to try and earn a contract.

Bolt, 31, has already trained with several clubs around the world, including Borussia Dortmund, Stromgodset and Mamelodi Sundowns, but his stint in Australia looks to be his best chance of winning a deal. He said on Central Coast Mariners' official website: "I am very excited about coming to Australia.

"It has been my dream to play professional football and I know that it will involve a lot of hard work and training to get to the level required to play and make an impact in the A-League."

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