Carl is a professional footballer who currently plays for Grimsby Town. In 2007, he won the second series of the Sky One talent search Football Icon and subsequently signed a professional contract at Chelsea Fc.

During his time at Chelsea he represented Northern Ireland U21’s and had loan spells at MK Dons and Northampton before a number of serious injuries lead to him being released after 4 years at the club. He went onto sign for his hometown club Gateshead before moving to Grimsby in the summer of 2014.

Alongside his footballing career Carl has been quickly working his way through his coaching badges and in January 2015 he became an academy coach at Pro Player Football Academy.