Team Wellington is pleased to announce the signing of Cam Howieson for the 2016-2017 Stirling Sports Premiership Season.
The 21-year-old midfielder has won nine caps for the All Whites making his debut as a substitute aged 17 against El Salvador in 2012.
He attended the 2012 London Olympics and was the youngest-ever Kiwi to play in the English Football League for Burnley when making his debut against Birmingham City at 17 years and 103 days.
He would add two more appearances for the Clarets before moving to Scottish Championship side St Mirren at the beginning of last season, where he would make make 15 appearances.
Howieson is looking forward to joining up with Team Wellington.
“It's a good club going places as you can see from how well they did last season and the appointment of Jose who I look forward to working with. I just want to add to that and help the team retain the championship and really showcase myself and I feel there isn't any better place in New Zealand to do so than Wellington.
"The chance to come home and play was a big decision in me moving, to be able to play in front of my family that I've been away from for five plus years is something I look forward to”
He added, “I really want to show people my ability back home that will get to see on a weekly base how much I have improved from my spell in the UK. Hopefully my performances will show and putting that fern shirt on again is also a big goal of mine. I know a few of the boys from my time in New Zealand the likes of Tom Jackson and Scott Basalaj who are good lads and I look forward to meeting up with the squad and the staff”.
Team Wellington coach Jose Figueira is delighted to have a player of Howieson join the franchise
“I am very happy to welcome Cameron to Team Wellington. He represents a key signing for the club and a player who fits all the characteristics we are looking for both on and off the field as we continue to develop and evolve as a team moving forward. At still a young age Cameron’s experience in professional football in the United Kingdom, along with his dynamism and excellent technical ability he will add real quality to the squad .“