website reported the following story about former Norwich
City schoolboy Gavin Waters.
"Teenage footballer Gavin Waters is preparing to write a chapter
of British Football history. The 18 year old from Hainford is to
join Romanian Division One side FCM Bacau on a one year deal this
week. If he strides into first team action, Waters will become the
first British player ever to grace the professional stage in the
former Iron Curtain country. The former Norwich City schoolboy triallist
said: "You have to be confident in your ability and say to yourself,
I've got to do this." Waters embarks on his pioneering adventure
after helping the Wroxham A team romp to the Business Houses Division
Four title last season with his goals from midfield. The former
Sprowston High School pupil had hoped to make it as a pro in his
home country after having trials with Plymouth Argyle, but his chance
at glory arose after a three week cultural exchange trip to Bacau
last summer and a meeting with the Romanian Sports Minister. "They
wanted to take a couple of English students on scholarships to learn
to be PE teachers and part of this would include trials with a local
club." He finally showed his Eastern bloc promise last month on
a return exchange and impressed in a friendly against a touring
Moldovian side. "Bacau said I should come back as soon as I could.
It was a really big decision and it hasn't really sunk in yet",
said Waters, whose signing made national television news in Romania.
Gavin is now playing again for Wroxham's reserves and A side.