ECU Joondalup Coaches Ready for 2017

ECU Joondalup Coaches Ready for 2017

Posted on November 19, 2016 in 'News'

It’s been a busy time at the campus with the club leaving no stones unturned to improve on their successful 2016.

There is a couple of new faces in the coaching structure with Mark Scanlan taking the under 20’s as well as his role as High Performance Coach and Dean Pickering the under 18’s and development Coach. (Photo – left to right – Regan Arrigoni, David Tough, Dale McCulloch, Steven McGarry, Mark Scanlan, Dean Pickering)

Head Coach Dale McCulloch said they have worked hard on preparation for the new season and they are working as a team, and he said off-season, what’s an off-season. “We have all worked extremely hard on our plans for next season, and while the players are resting and soaking up the sunshine, we’ve not stopped, what is an off-season,” he joked.

“I’m really lucky to have a good coaching group working for me, Myself, David (Tough) and Steven (McGarry) are meticulous in our preparation, and we’ll leave no stone unturned to bring success to this football club.

“Mark and Dean have hit the ground running in their roles within the coaching structure, and have worked extremely hard to strengthen the player group, and they are preparing their squads for another exciting season at ECU Joondalup SC.”

Scanlan said he is looking forward to the new challenge, and helping bring players in with what the club what, both on and off the pitch. “Dale and I have been trying to identify young players that we believe can challenge for a first team spot, and we’ve added five this week which is encouraging,” he said.

“We’re also in the process of planning our pre- season program for next season. We’re really looking forward to getting back into it so that we can prepare for night series and the Macron Cup”

Pickering, who oversaw the under 18’s trials last week said he is really looking forward to the season ahead. “Since I was appointed last week I have been waiting to get started, and the trails the other night was just the start of what I want to be a successful season ahead for myself and the club,” he said.

“There was a great turn out for the trials and made it extremely hard to pick a team with some amazing talent on display. With another trial next Thursday the team will be chosen and we can then get straight into pre-season. I will be working closely with the rest of the coaches and teams at the club, to not only get the 18′s ready but all the squads ready for a big season. Overall a big pre-season is planned to get my team ready for the first whistle come round one.”