Heslin leaves Richmond and returns to Ireland
Friday, February 17 2012 @ 08:54 pm ACDT
Contributed by: Aaron Richard
Richmond international rookie John Heslin has returned home to Ireland indefinitely. The 19-year-old was selected by the Tigers with pick 90 in the 2011 Rookie Draft, and played in Ireland's winning 2011 International Cup team.
“It’s never easy for young players to relocate to a new country, a long away from their family and friends. John found that transition difficult, and has experienced homesickness,” Richmond FC general manager of football Craig Cameron said.
“We have worked hard to support John and will continue to do so, but we understand his decision to return home at this time.”