Carelse previously competed for Rugby ATL and the Toyota Cheetahs in the Pro14 and Currie Cup.
Carelse grew up in Sir Lowry’s Pass, a small town outside of Somerset West in Cape Town, South Africa. His rugby career started at Hottentots Holland High School where he went on to represent on the U18 and U19 Western Province squads. He aided his side to winning the 2014 U19 Provincial Championship.
Continuing to build his career, Carelse attended the Boland Cavaliers Rugby Academy and was selected to join the senior squad. Competing in the Currie Cup qualification tournament, Carelse went on to make over 50 appearances with 63 points scored with the Cavaliers.
In 2018 Carelse obtained a contract with the Toyota Free State Cheetahs, the multi-Currie Cup Champions, in the capital city of Free State, Bloemfontein. He went on to make four appearances with the Cheetahs and six appearances with the Free State XV side.
Carelse made the move to the US joining fellow Major League Rugby side Rugby ATL. Rugby ATL went on to the 2021 MLR Championship Final, becoming league runner ups to the LA side.