My tribe

Ex-England U18 skipper Meppen-Walter out of jail to trial with Carlisle

Courtney Meppen-Walter will be given a second chance at football after being released from prison.

The former Manchester City youngster and England U18 captain was jailed for 16 months in February following a road traffic collision which led to the deaths of a brother and sister in Manchester.

Meppen-Walter is now out of prison and will undergo a two-week trial with League One club Carlisle United.

"We have all done things in our past that we could reflect on and change. We all deserve a second chance," said Cumbrians boss Graham Kavanagh.

"He seems a lovely lad. He is remorseful about what has happened.

"It is an opportunity for us. Courtney is a young man who has made a mistake and hopefully people can forgive him and can move forward."

 For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook:

Andrew Slevison
About the author

Andrew Slevison

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?