BURNIE youngster Jesse Curran is ready to take the next step in an adventure he hopes will have him playing soccer with Manchester City in the future.
The 16-year-old will spend next year at the Westfield Sports High School in Sydney where he will be under the influence of coach Trevor Morgan.
Curran has dreams of playing with Manchester City and has just returned from a 14-day trial with the Premier League champion.
He spent time with the club's under-18 academy and received an encouraging report.
Told to pitch himself into the best level he can find, Curran settled on Westfield High School, which in the past has provided a pathway through which many members of the Socceroos have passed.
Morgan has been director of soccer at the school since 1997 and is the youth team coach of the newly formed Western Sydney Wanderers in the national A-League.
Curran is about to finish year 10 at Marist College and plans to move to Sydney shortly after Christmas.
He is most likely to be involved in the Wanders youth team with Morgan.
It won't be the first move from home for Curran in his attempts to make his mark in soccer.
As a 13-year-old he won a scholarship with the Tasmanian Institute of Sport and went to Hobart for a year.
Curran plays with Devonport in the Northern Premier League and took out the club's youth player of the year award in 2011.
His mother Mary Ann said yesterday her son remained grateful to the coaches and other people who had supported his career so far.