Paul Shorter shares Caboolture snag huge signing with local, state national and FA Cup results on 101.5FM 2017-02-20

Paul Shorter updates the local, state, national games as well as the FA Cup results.

Also discussed was the big news: 

Just days out from the start of the Capital 3 League season, Caboolture Sports Football Club last week pulled off a shrewd plot and fired a major warning shot to the rest of the competition, securing the signature of former English League One player Paul Arnison.


The 39 year-old veteran had intended to strap on the boots in the Sunshine Coast Premier Division this season for Beegees, as well as establish a junior academy at the Glasshouse Mountains-based club, until Caboolture Head of Football Paul Shorter and senior coach Nathan Walker approached him with an offer he says he "couldn't refuse."


"After Beegees' friendly match against Caboolture last Friday, Paul and Nathan spoke to me and by Tuesday it was all finalised," he said.


"They outlined their vision for the club; not only for the senior team to move up the Brisbane leagues, but also for development in other areas, such as the new stadium coming in 2019.


"It's a very exciting time, and they offered me the position of Director of Coaching as well as a spot in the senior side so it was hard to turn down.


"Nathan has the final say when it comes to the senior side of course, but I'm more than happy to provide my input wherever it's needed, and work together with him and Paul in guiding the team.


"I'll also be helping out the coaches of all the other Caboolture sides, especially being involved in the development of the junior players."


Arnison began his career as a trainee with Newcastle United, before racking up 80 appearances for his hometown club Hartlepool United between 2000 and 2003.


He then played over 100 matches for Carlisle United across a five year period, helping the side secure consecutive promotions to move up into the English League One.


The defender/midfielder was a regular for three other clubs in the UK, including a three-year stint at Darlington, but financial troubles at that club prompted his emigration to Australia.


He became a player/coach at the Sunshine Coast Fire in 2013, before joining the Noosa Lions for the 2016 season and signing with the Beegees at the end of 2016.


"I can understand Beegees being a bit frustrated, particularly given the timing of it, but hopefully we can all move on from it" Arnison said.


"I'm really excited to start my journey at Caboolture, and my family are looking at settling down here so, all going to plan, this will be a long-term move for me.


"Playing in the Brisbane competition will be a good challenge, and having promotion and relegation gives the side that bit extra to play for.


"I love football, but I'm nearly 40 so I won't be playing forever, that's why I'm really looking forward to doing a bit more coaching as well, and giving something back to the game."

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