For many young players at this weekend's HKFC Citibank International Soccer Sevens, Hong Kong will be a huge culture shock, an experience they'll never forget. But for Celtic's Nick Feely, stepping out on the pitch at Hong Kong Football Club is just like coming home. The 18-year-old goalkeeper spent the early part of his childhood here before his family left and, as he trained with his teammates on Friday, the memories of running about HKFC with his older brother as sports-mad boys came flooding back. 'I love coming back,' he said. 'I lived here until I was six, then moved to Australia with the family where I grew up. We lived over in Stanley, Tai Tam Road up in Faber Court. My mum was born here, but she's of British descent, my dad's from London and was out here working. It's a bit of a homecoming for me. I'm delighted to be back and my dad and little brother have come up, too. I've met a lot of people that I know, my dad's mates that are up here.' Feely's father, Peter, played professional football himself in the 1970s, Chelsea, Bournemouth, Gillingham and Sheffield Wednesday among his clubs. After injury forced him to retire, he became a chartered surveyor and built up a real estate business in Hong Kong. He played soccer for USD and Caroline Hill here, and played rugby and coached soccer. He still visits the city regularly to manage his business interests and is here this weekend watching his son. 'I loved it,' said Feely of his childhood. 'Obviously, growing up with my older brother at the football club, we had great memories. I played seven-a-side soccer, mini-rugby ... I didn't really have a position then, it was just running around after the ball! 'I didn't really start playing goalkeeper until I was 14. I played defence or up front. Playing with my brother down the park, I'd get bullied into going in goal then realised, 'This is probably what I should be doing'.' The family moved to Perth, where mum Cathy's parents were living, in the late 1990s, and their third son, Carlin, now 11, was born there. 'Sport was massive,' Feely said. 'It's such an outdoor lifestyle there. I played tennis, golf, a lot of rugby - my hands are sort of my better thing - but it was always going to be football for me. My dad played and it's always been in the family. My [older] brother [Rory, 20] plays in the State League [for Cockburn] but I expect to see him in the A-League in a year or two. He's a centre-forward like our dad.' Feely caught Celtic's eye in action for Perth Glory's youth team; having won the under-19 league and cup double in his first full season, he will be promoted to the first team squad next season. Australian international selectors are believed to have a keen eye on his progress and with the future of Celtic's current No 1, Fraser Foster uncertain, it could be the perfect time for Feely to impress - starting at his childhood stomping ground. 'One of my coaches was an avid Celtic fan. He's a Glaswegian and knows some of the scouts and brought me over. I was coming over regularly for about three years, but wasn't going to make the move until I was 18 and finished school. They kept monitoring me and had their eye on me for a while. 'It's been a fantastic season, couldn't ask for more. [First team goalkeeping coach] Stevie Woods says he'll evaluate [next season] solely on how you're playing, he doesn't have a pecking order, so if I come back fit and sharp and train hard, hopefully I'll move into the [first] team.' As well as his full-time career at Celtic, the keeper is studying sports science at Glasgow University. Coach Danny McGrain said the teenager could be key this weekend. 'He's big and strong, and I think he wanted to be an outfield player because he's got good feet,' he said. 'Hopefully he's not tested too much this week, but if he is he might be the difference between us winning 1-0 and losing 1-0.' Feely wasn't tested at all as Celtic beat Yau Yee League Select and Hong Kong Under-18s 2-0 yesterday, but couldn't prevent his side losing 3-0 to an impressive Liverpool. They face title-holders Aston Villa this morning. Playing sevens at this level may be a new experience - 'I've never played it, it's a bit of a different style to get used to' - but that's about the only thing that will seem unfamiliar this weekend.