WHITBY Town midfielder Jimmy Beadle is moving to Australia until November.
The 23-year-old will link up with Victoria League Second Division North-West side Fawkner Blues, who play in Australia’s fourth tier.
He told the Whitby Gazette: “It’s been a bit like a bolt from the blue to be honest.
“One of my friends, who used to play for Hull City, spoke to a few people out in Australia and he’s mentioned it to me a few times.
“It’s suddenly got more and more serious over the last few weeks.”
Beadle played for Ytterhogdal IK in Sweden last summer and recently said he was suffering from playing too many games, but decided on another foreign trip last Wednesday.
“I’ve got no real ties to keep me here and it’s something I’d rather do while I’m young and I’ve got the chance”, he said.
“People say it’s a good lifestyle out there, it’s once in a lifetime for me really.”
“My flight’s Monday, so it’s come round quick.”
The ex-York City schemer admits he knows “very little” about his new club, who are managed by former Grimsby Town and Rotherham United midfielder Andy O’Dell.
He added: “They’re a couple of leagues below the A-League at least.”
Beadle, who smashed five goals in as many games, including one from the halfway line after making a surprise return to Whitby last October, is hoping to come back for a third spell at the end of November.
“I think I let myself down a bit towards the end of last season,” he said.
“I feel like I’ve still got something to prove, especially to Daz [Williams], who showed quite a lot of faith in me.
“If the door’s still open from Darren and Cammy, then I hope I can return.”
* Former Whitby Town player Mark Obern will be taking to the skies instead of the field tomorrow with a charity sky-dive to raise money for Cancer Research.
He is lining up two packages that people can bid for with the proceeds of the highest bid being donated to the cause.
The first one is a signed Middlesbrough football and two tickets to a game next season and the other is a pair of tickets for a Leeds United game.
To put a bid in contact him via firstname.lastname@example.org