Bognor Regis Town have announced the signing of Anthony Nelson, a 20-year-old wide player from the Cayman Islands.

Nelson has been training with the squad and his international clearance certificate was received Friday, sadly twenty minutes too late to be registered with the National League for this weekend. He will however be available for next Saturday’s match at Nyewood Lane against Truro City.

Nelson was brought up in the UK but moved to the USA several years ago to study. He has been playing for Valparaiso University.

Prior to moving to the US, Nelson attended the prestigious Shrewsbury School, recognised as one of the top football-playing schools in the UK. In his two years playing for the first XI he scored 61 goals in 45 appearances.

This attracted the attention of Shrewsbury Town, where he spent some time playing for their junior sides. He has also spent time earlier this season on trial at Cheltenham Town.

Nelson’s family are from the Cayman Islands, and he was delighted to be called up to play in the FIFA Under-20 World Cup qualifying matches in 2017. He played five times, scoring three times.


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