Oliver McFadyen was one of the talents that the Fiji FA recruited playing overseas as well as Peter Ravai, Aydin Mustahib, Caleb Prasad among others to make up the Fijian U-19 squad for last year’s OFC U-19 Championship. Born in Manchester, England the 19-year-old forward is eligible to play for Fiji due his grandfather – John McFadyen – who is a native of Suva. He even played a friendly before the U-19 Championship against New Zealand, but did not participate in the tournament in Tahiti for still unknown reasons.
The attacker had stints at Fleetwood and Stockport County youth teams – Oliver McFadyen will now play for Runcorn Linnets FC of the the Northern Premier League Division One West, the 8th division of English football. Like Scott Wara who plays for Leek Town, Oli is another Fijian player who will play in the eighth tier of English football.
He has already made his debut for his new club this last Tuesday 7th – after being announced by the Linnets on the 6th – in the victory against Skelmersdale United. He played 73 minutes, score the first and assisted for second goal – his performance in his debut earned him the Player of the Match award given by his new club, Runcorn Linnets.
Oli McFadyan is expected to be with Fiji’s squad at the U-20 World Cup in Indonesia in May of this year. The Oceania Football Center wishes the youngster success in this next journey of his career.