Gavin Heeroo

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Gavin Heeroo

Appearances: 1 Goals: 0

Date / Year of birth: 2nd September 1984

Position: Midfielder

Season of first appearance: 2005/06

Season of last appearance: 2005/06

Also played for: Chelsea, Crystal Palace (0+1,0), Leyton Orient (0), Billericay Town, Grays Athletic, Farnborough Town, Cambridge United, Chelmsford City, Fisher Athletic (London), Sutton United, Eastleigh and Ebbsfleet United

6' 0" tall midfielder born in Haringey, London to parents who hailed from Mauritius. Gavin was a trainee at Chelsea before joining Crystal Palace in the summer of 1999 having turned down an offer from Aston Villa.

He progressed through the Eagles' youth ranks and in 2002 he was chosen as Brent Council's 'Festival of Lights' Junior Sports Personality of the Year. Gavin played for Palace's reserves throughout the 2002/03 campaign and also won a full cap for Mauritius during the season in a match against Nigeria. He'd previously been an Under-21 international.

In November 2003 Mauritius wanted him to take part in the Indian Ocean Island Games but Gavin opted not to represent his country again as by then he was on the fringes of Palace's first team. He was an unused substitute for a few Division 1 games before making his senior debut as an 89th minute sub in a 1-1 draw with Preston at Selhurst Park on 8.11.03. Gavin didn't touch the ball but told the Croydon Guardian "to get on the pitch at Selhurst Park was like a dream come true."

He didn't feature in the Eagles' first team again and in April 2004 Gavin played for Leyton Orient's reserves in a 1-1 draw at Rushden & Diamonds during a trial spell with the club but had to go off injured after 50 minutes. By then he knew that he was going to be released by Palace at the end of the 2003/04 season.

After leaving Selhurst Park Gavin joined Isthmian League Premier Division club Billericay for the start of the 2004/05 campaign and made nine league appearances (one as sub) without scoring before linking up with Conference South outfit Grays in October 2004.

In March 2005 Gavin signed for Conference side Farnborough and spent a couple of months there before being released at the end of the season.

In the summer of 2005 he played in friendlies for Gravesend & Northfleet and Canvey Island before featuring in two of Margate's pre-season matches. On 13.8.05 Gavin made his competitive debut in a 2-0 defeat at Ramsgate in a match played for the Kent Messenger Cup but it was his only appearance for Margate.

After a short trial at Histon Gavin ended up going back to Farnborough early in the 2005/06 campaign and in November 2005 they loaned him to Cambridge United, also of the Conference. Injury delayed his debut for a month but Gavin eventually made his first appearance for the U's in a game at Stevenage on 26.12.05 and his loan spell lasted until the end of the 2005/06 season.

After leaving Farnborough once again Gavin linked up with Isthmian League Premier Division club Chelmsford in the summer of 2006 and made 19 league appearances (six as sub) without scoring before moving on to Fisher of the Conference South in January 2007.

The Londoners signed Gavin as a replacement for the recently departed Anton Robinson who was a former Margate player. Gavin stayed with Fisher until the end of the 2007/08 campaign.

In the summer of 2008 he joined Sutton of the Isthmian League Premier Division and went on to score once from 38 appearances (11 as sub) before being released in March 2009.

Gavin then signed for Conference South club Eastleigh where he spent the remainder of the 2008/09 season.

He joined Ebbsfleet United in the summer of 2009 and Gavin featured 33 times for them (four as sub) without scoring during the 2009/10 campaign before being released at the end of the season as the Fleet were relegated from the Conference. He then dropped out of senior football.

In 2012 Gavin was working as a personal trainer in the London area.










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