Nick Draper: In between the sticks in New Zealand

Nick Draper had built a good reputation for himself in the top level of non-league football in England but he wanted a new challenge. The goalkeeper from Grimsby started his career with Lincoln City and after coming through the youth ranks, was an unused substitute 25 times during the 2011/12 season in the National League. …

Meet Adam Johnson, the Sheffield goal machine in Sweden

It's back to where it all began for Adam Johnson this year. The 23-year-old from Sheffield has rejoined Swedish fourth-tier side Boden BK, four years on from when his football adventure abroad began. The striker from Yorkshire played for Rotherham United growing up, completing his scholarship with the Millers and leaving the club in December …

KS Foundation: Helping children with autism engage with football

An injury may have unfortunately sidelined him this season but that isn't preventing Newcastle Jets star Kaine Sheppard from making an impact on football in Australia this year. The 26-year-old from Northamptonshire had a superb debut campaign in the A-League last season, becoming a regular for the Jets having taken the step up from Australia's …

When English abroad goes wrong: Woodgate, Pennant and more

I am the biggest advocate of English players taking the gamble to play abroad and I have published towards 200 articles with glowing endorsements from professional players all recalling their positive experiences. However, last week I posted on Twitter asking for ideas for a different type of article. I asked for the first players that …