Jan 24 2013 By Guy Martin
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THE Harris twins are enjoying their first taste of English football but insist they have not just come to Hayes and Yeading United to make up the numbers.
Kym and Adam have been training with United for 10 weeks and were granted international clearance to play for the club earlier this month.
Initially pitching up at Notts County, the duo were put in touch with Nas Bashir by a mutual contact, and they have impressed the United manager during training.
Adam, a defender who last played for Adelaide Raiders, said: “I wanted to come out and try and play a bit of football in England, and enjoy myself.
“It seems like a good, professional club, with a good bunch of players and coaches.”
The pair, whose English parents emigrated to Australia but clearly passed on their love of English football, have both dreamed of playing at the highest level. But the realistic twins know that becoming a regular even with the Blue Square Bet South team will be far from easy.
Adam added: “Obviously we all have dreams and ambitions to go as high as possible, and my ambition is play football full-time, but at the moment the aim is to get some minutes on the park. I want to earn my place here and work my way up.
“The football here is a little bit different – it’s a bit more direct. Obviously with the weather, some of the pitches are quite heavy, but other than that it’s a similar sort of standard. And having my brother here really helps. It’s like having my best mate with me.”
Kym, a striker who played previously for Adelaide Blue Eagles, added: “I want to be starting, playing week in, week out, but I know this is a good squad and I might have to spend my time on the bench.
“Obviously it’s different here. Right now it’s probably about 40 degrees back home and the pitches are better and drier. Here it’s about two degrees. But I’ve got an English background so it’s not a complete culture shock.”
Hayes’ match at Eastbourne Borough on Saturday was postponed because of a frozen pitch.