ECU gets their man

ECU gets their man

Posted on April 10, 2012 in 'News'

ECU Joondalup will have Salv Todaro (Photo by Tom Gordon) in charge for this week’s State Premier League game in the local derby against Sorrento, after the former Balcatta and Morley Windmills coach agreed to head north.

The decision to leave Morley Windmills was extremely difficult, but the chance to coach in the Premier League was a major factor, and Todaro is looking forward to the new challenge. “It was a really difficult decision to leave Morley Windmills, the club has made big strides over the last 18 months and we had competitive teams in all 3 senior grades,” explained Todaro.

“However the opportunity to coach in the Premier League doesn’t come around every day of the week and I accepted the offer from the ECU Joondalup. It will be a big challenge as the season is already a month old, and all the other sides have had the opportunity of working together during the preseason, but never the less it will be an exciting challenge.

“I’m really excited at the opportunity that the committee at ECU Joondalup have given me, and along with all the players and staff will be working our socks off to ensure that we achieve the goals that we have set ourselves for this year.

ECU President Steve Wheatley is delighted Todaro has decided to head to the ECU Arena. “The board are pleased to announce the appointment of Salv Todaro as first team coach. He brings with him a wealth of experience and success as a coach, and after talking with him I am sure he is the man to bring success back to ECU Joondalup,” said Wheatley.

After two straight defeats ECU kick started their season with a solid 3-2 win at Bayswater City last week and Todaro, who didn’t take up the job until Tuesday, was delighted. “It was a great win for the football club. I was told the team performed extremely well and all the hard work they have been putting paid off,” said Todaro.

“We have spoken about it being the platform to build and launch our season from. Bayswater are a very good side and to go on their home ground and take three points was an excellent effort. Not many teams will take points away from them at Frank Drago Reserve this year.”

It’s a huge start for Todaro, when he takes charge of his new side for the first time in a local derby against Sorrento on Saturday. “We all know – a local derby you can throw the form book away,” said Todaro.

“It’s the team that wants it the most on the day that will triumph. Sorrento will want to bounce back from last week’s result and we will want to continue the form that we showed last week, so it should be an exciting game.”