A GREENOCK teacher is going for goal after fulfilling a lifelong ambition of becoming a football broadcaster.

Callum McFadden says his passion for the beautiful game has inspired him to start Football CFB - an online football fan podcast and website where he interviews some of the game's biggest players.

The 24-year-old, who teaches the P6/5 class at Lady Alice Primary, aims to 'humanise' footballers by delving into their background stories and finding out more about them as people.

He told the Tele: "I'm very lucky that I have got a really good job - it's a privilege to work with children and try to educate them.

"But this football podcast has always been a dream of mine.

"I am a passionate Scottish football fan and I have launched a podcast, Twitter account and website with the sole aim of providing unique content from the Premiership to League Two."

Callum, of Buchanan Street in Greenock, says football has always been a huge part of life.

He added: "I am a self confessed football geek.

"Growing up I was a Celtic fan but my dad Hugh was a Rangers supporter.

"My dad passed away when I was 14.

"The reason I started this up was because the team that brought us together was Greenock Morton - together we went to watch them.

"That became our club - it's like a community.

"The reason I wanted to start the blog, Twitter and podcast was because having watched Celtic and Morton growing up, I have saw all the teams in Scotland.

"I feel like I have always had such a passion for Scottish football at all levels."

In the first episode of his podcast, Callum interviews Christian Nade, the former France under 21 international and former Sheffield United, Hearts, Dundee player and current Annan Athletic forward.

Callum says it was inspiring to hear about his beginning in the game, move to the Premier League with Sheffield United, his spell in Scotland with various clubs and his battle with depression.

He said: "Christian Nade is so inspirational.

"He was very open and honest and is someone that other guys can look up to."

Christian told the Tele that Callum is destined for success as a football pundit.

He said: "I'm glad to have been the first person Callum interviewed.

"I enjoyed the podcast and I hope lots of people will listen to it.

"He's got a bright future."

In his latest episode, Callum interviews former Morton defender Kerr Waddell.

Other guests lined up include the former Rangers player Gavin Rae plus David Robertson, the former Aberdeen and Rangers player who is now managing Real Kashmir in India.

Callum has also set up interviews with Alastair Campbell, the former Labour spin doctor who has his own football podcast, and Greenock footballer Robbie Crawford who is now in Finland after spells with Rangers and Morton.

Callum added: "I'd like to run a series of podcasts about footballers who have come out of Inverclyde like Chris Millar, Gary Harkins, Lewis Morgan and Greg Taylor and I would also like to interview Martin Compston as he's a massive football fan."

Callum is keen to thank everyone who has supported him with his new online venture especially his mum Maria and girlfriend Mary-Ann Higgins.

He is also grateful to the football experts who helped him to set up his podcast including Daniel Geey, the football author and sports lawyer, as well as globally renowned football podcasters Phil Brown and Martin Wallwork.

The Football CFB podcast is available on Spotify and will be on other streaming platforms including iTunes soon.