Everton legend Tim Cahill overjoyed as his son Shae joins Toffees

EVERTON legend Tim Cahill is over the moon that his son Shae has joined the Toffees academy.

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Striker Cahill, who retired in March, posted this photograph on Instagram of him alongside his 14-year-old son at Goodison Park.

Shae has been training with Everton at Finch Farm since he was 11.

Former Socceroos star Tim wrote: "Makes me so proud to see my baby training with @Everton while he's over in the UK.

"Blue runs in the blood."

And in an personal message to Shae on Instagram he said: "The journey is just about to begin @shaetc17

"Cherish this moment because this is all the hard work that you have put in up to now.

"I'm always here to help you follow your dreams but the dedication and sacrifice is all down to you.

"So proud of you and look forward to picking you up when your down, not just praising you when things are good... welcome to the tough world of being a footballer my man.

"Time to work harder now and most importantly enjoy the process"

Tim, 39, first joined the Toffees from Millwall in 2004.

In an eight-year career at Goodison he played 226 games, scoring 56 goals.

The striker went onto have spells at New York Red Bulls and Melbourne City.

He also played in the China Super League with Shanghui Shenhua and Hangzhou Greentown.

Now Shae is leading the next generation of Cahill footballers.

Tim returned to Millwall for a short spell last season before playing in the Indian Super League and then hanging up his boots.

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ACY Securities Unveil Tim Cahill as Brand Ambassador at Gala Event

The announcement was made at a gala dinner, celebrating their 8th anniversary in the online financial trading industry.

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ACY Securities, an ASIC-regulated multi-asset online trading provider based in Sydney, has announced Socceroos legend and international football star Tim Cahill as their official global brand ambassador.

The company delivered the announcement at a lavish gala dinner at Sydney’s Fullerton Hotel on Saturday night, celebrating its 8th anniversary in the online financial trading industry.

Tim Cahill, who is the all-time leading goal scorer for Australia, is also the first Australian to score at a FIFA World Cup. Now in retirement, Cahill has played for Millwall, Everton, New York Red Bulls, Shanghai Shenhua, Hangzhou Greentown, Jamshedpur FC, and Melbourne City and is also the brand ambassador for major brands such as Samsung and New Balance.

Renowned journalist and lead anchor of ABC News, Juanita Phillips, who was the MC at the ACY Securities gala dinner interviewed Cahill on stage before co-founders Jimmy Ye and Winson Cao formally welcomed Tim Cahill as brand ambassador in an on-stage ceremony.

Co-founder Jimmy Ye said he was pleased that Cahill trusted ACY Securities to be his official trading partner.

“We are delighted and very excited to have Tim Cahill as ACY Securities brand ambassador. Tim is an iconic Australian, an accomplished and respected global footballer, is heavily involved in the business world, is a great family man, and somebody who is actively giving back to the global community through helping FIFA introduce its Football for Schools Program around the world. In retirement, Tim is keen to learn how to trade the markets and grow his investment options, and we are pleased he has chosen ACY Securities to be his partner on this journey,” said Mr. Ye.

Cahill said his partnership with ACY Securities was more than an endorsement as he is keen to grow as a financial markets trader with a provider he trusts.

“In transitioning from the playing field to the business world, it is very important to me that I understand the world of online trading. Thus, my partnership with ACY Securities is much more than an endorsement. For me, it’s about aligning with a provider I trust. I am keen to learn more about trading the global financial markets, and ACY Securities have the know-how, experience, and resources to help me grow into the trader I want to become,” said Mr. Cahill.

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Socceroos legend Tim Cahill inspired by 11yo told he'll be too small to be a top player

Retired great Tim Cahill gives advice to 11-year-old Raph Merchant King on being a small player.


Born in western Sydney, Cahill, whose career began with games for Lakemba Sports Club, Balmain Police Boys Club and Marrickville Football Club, said he was told that he was too small to ever be a professional footballer.

Now, the retired great has launched his 10th children's book in the Tiny Timmy series, which follows the adventures of a small soccer player who struggles to make team selection because of his size.

It's a battle 11-year-old Raph Merchant King knows all too well.

"My dream growing up is to play soccer," Raph told Cahill on ABC Radio Sydney's Breakfast program.

Now a midfielder for the University of Sydney Football Club, Raph has been playing the game since he was five.

He, too, has been told he won't make it into a top-ranked team because of his size.

"For a small player like me who's playing a high level of football, what would you ask me to always remember in a game?" he asked Cahill.

"Little man, that's so inspiring," Cahill responded. "For me, what I would ask you to always remember is to do the basics well.

"Even my last World Cup and all of the biggest games I've ever played in, one of the biggest things I do when I go on a pitch in front of a big crowd is I control the ball really well and make the pass really simple.

"I don't overcomplicate things, and as the game goes on, as I build confidence, I do more and then I feel like I get myself into my game."

Cahill said he planned on devoting his future career to inspiring players like Raph — and would consider naming a book character after the young Sydney fan.

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