Club, vision and people
Those were the keys to Hamish Maguire's move
THE “club, people and vision” convinced Hamish Maguire to sign for Albany Creek Excelsior (ACE) next season.
The 20-year-old midfielder has put pen to paper, ending two years with University of Queensland (UQ) during which he never missed a BPL match.
Before that Maguire had a couple of seasons in the NPL Queensland at Brisbane City which followed two years (under 15s and 16s) with ACE.
“I signed because I really wanted to get another solid year of first team football,” said the architect student from Eatons Hill.
“Albany Creek’s a great club, with a great squad, good people and good vision.
“It’s also very close to Moreton Bay United and a good pathway to the NPL, which eventually I want to do again.
Maguire described himself as a “box-to-box” midfielder who doesn’t stop running. He was UQ’s joint leading scorer last season with four goals as the club lost its BPL status.
But ACE coach Pouria Nabi has moved to ensure Maguire stays in the Premier League.
“Hamish definitely brings enthusiasm, passion and great desire for football,” said the ACE coach.
“He’s a young player, he was really keen to come to ACE, he wants to play for the love of the game, not the money. Hamish is the type of player I’d love to work with.
“I’m confident he can add a lot of value and positive energy.
“He has a long way to go. My plan is to get him, as quick as possible, to NPL level and I hope at the end of next year we can help him to get him ready to challenge for that.