First team debut

What a moment it was for 15 year old Oscar Obel-Hall, a Christchurch United Academy player since the very beginning, when Danny Halligan readied him to come-on against Cashmere Technical in the Chatham Cup on Saturday afternoon.

Celebrating his 15th birthday only a matter of weeks ago, Oscar had been training with the CUFC First Team regularly throughout pre-season and impressed Danny and his senior players. Showing his evident quality, Oscar was given the all clear by NZ Football to play for the First Team: with the Chatham Cup 3rd Round proving his debut appearance for the club.

A great moment for both young Oscar and Christchurch United’s Academy.