From Mississippi to Iceland…
Yes! You read that correctly…Iceland! Kaelon Fox isn’t from Iceland. He is from Georgia. However, after what transpired over the last 6 months, his new friends in Iceland may want him to consider their country as his new home.
Kaelon had a successful college career at the University of Kentucky and then Saint Francis University in Pennsylvania. Following a couple of trials with USL professional teams (Seattle Sounders 2 and Charlotte Independence), Kaelon’s journey brought him to Mississippi in the summer of 2018. Kaelon was a great addition to our team, and was a big part of our ministry off the field as well. He worked several of our urban camps and church camps, always making time to invest in the lives of the children.
When our season concluded, our coaching staff helped land him a few more trials with professional teams in the states, but nothing was working out. Late last year he signed with an agent and began looking into opportunities to play professionally overseas. In December he signed his first professional contract with Volsungur in Iceland’s Third Division. He joined the team at the start of their season in April, and they just wrapped up their 6 month season a few weeks ago. The best part…Kaelon was named Player of the Year!
We asked Kaelon about his time with Mississippi Brilla:
“My summer with Mississippi Brilla was absolutely amazing. In terms of soccer, I had extreme growth because of the coaching staff and the players that were on the team. Off the field, Rusty and his family, Scott and the back office staff, and the community around Brilla was the best I have seen. They provided us with everything we needed as players to succeed at a high level. Stepping into a new environment and team for the summer can be difficult and take time to play well together, but at Brilla this is not the case.”
We love sharing stories of our players who move on to make an impact…literally all over the world! We are proud of you, Kaelon!