Alex Ridsdale, Callum Kiddell and Scott Armistead have all signed for McKendree University. The trio played in the same ASB National Youth League team together at Waitakere United FC in 2011 and now they will be team mates for the Bearcats, NCAA D2 newcomers.
McKendree’s football programme has been successful in the NAIA competing regulary at the national Championships year after year. In 2011 the stats read 17 wins and 1 defeat, a new record for the University football team.
Donald Sheehan the Bearcats coach “We like to bring in players who can make an immediate impact and I think we’ve achieved that so far,” said Sheehan. “The Great Lakes Valley Conference is one of the toughest NCAA Division II conferences in the country and we’re excited to compete with the best.”