Known as one of the most lethal National Premier League NSW Men’s attackers, Blacktown City FC’s favourite son Travis Major is set to embark on a new journey after agreeing to terms on a 1-year-deal with Indian Premier League outfit RoundGlass Punjab FC.
The 31-year-old who returned to Lily Homes Stadium this year following his time playing top tier football in Hong Kong, was set to sign a new deal with the club only for the Indian club, coached by Englishman Ashley Westwood, to snap him for the 2022 season.
“The move came about really quickly to be honest; I was going to stay at Blacktown City and had agreed with the club but then in the space of 4-5 days the move to India came to fruition,” Major told Football NSW.
“I don’t leave for another four weeks still so I’ve got time to get everything in order and not rush anything which is a welcome change compared to other times I’ve had to leave on a couple day’s notice.”
It was one of Major’s teammates, yet another Blacktown City favourite Sean Rooney who played an integral role in getting Travis signed and seal with RoundGlass Punjab FC.
“Sean Rooney had recommended to me to his old coach Ashley Westwood who is now my new coach, and it went from there.
“As a club, I’ve spoken with some people about Punjab FC and have watched footage to get a better understanding, but the club definitely has big ambitions so it’s a chance for me to grow with the hope of scoring goals, playing well and winning silverware.
“My deal is for the 2022 season so hopefully I can do well, put my best foot forward and look to do well over there beyond this season potentially.”
With the National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s season coming to an unfortunate premature end due to Covid, Major played a starring role in the club’s push for silverware as the team ended up in first position after seventeen rounds.
Goals weren’t a problem for the prolific marksman who bagged 12 and was one shy of top scorer Patrick Antelmi before the season was cancelled.
Major paid tribute to Blacktown City, a club he puts his blood, sweat and tears for, each time he wears the Black jersey.
“I think everyone knows how much I love Blacktown City, and this is the third time now they have allowed me to leave instantly to take up a professional deal.
“Critto has always been great to me, and everyone knows our relationship so credit to him for always helping me secure deals elsewhere whilst still making Blacktown City a powerhouse of the NPL not just in NSW but across the nation.
“As always I will be paying close attention to the boys and Critto via your website, social channels and NPL.TV and hope they can continue on with their success for yet another big year in 2022.”