A big weekend ahead for Jacks midfielder

A big weekend ahead for Jacks midfielder

Posted on March 24, 2017 in 'News'

ECU Joondalup midfielder Steven McGarry is in for a big weekend of football, with two important matches. 

First up the Scottish midfielder will play for the Jacks in the ‘Northern Derby’ against Sorrento in the PS4NPLWA on Saturday afternoon, before the passionate Scotsman will don the green and gold to represent the Australian All-Stars in the legions game against Manchester United Legions at nib Stadium on Saturday evening.

McGarry said both games are very important for him, and Saturday’s Northern Derby against Sorrento is first up. “The loss last week at Floreat makes this game very important,” he said. “It wasn’t a great footballing spectacle and from our point of view we never got in any sort of rhythm. It was two good footballing side cancelling each other out.

“We did create some good chances though which was pleasing but we need to be more clinical in the final third. We knew Stynesy (Jon Stynes) is always a danger and if not the best one of the best players in the league, and when you give him a chance more often than not he will score it, but we have to learn from it.

Sorrento have been playing very well, and have been creating and scoring goals freely. They will go in as big favourites after the start they have had, but in saying that when I look at our squad we have got some very talented players, we just need to learn to play the game and compete for 90 minutes and I’m sure they will be looking to make a statement this weekend especially it being a big derby.”

Its then off to nib Stadium to play for the PFA Aussie Legends against The Red Devils’ Legends, in a game McGarry said is a great opportunity for the WA public to support the DT38 Foundation, who McGarry is an ambassador for. “It’s not every day you play against football legends like Paul Scholes, Teddy Sheringham and Dwight Yorke, it’s definitely exciting times for football fans in WA,” he said.

“The game will be a fantastic event but it’s also a great opportunity for the DT38 foundation to spread our mission of raising awareness and to change the stigma associated not only with testicular cancer but all men’s health issues. The vision of the foundation is to inform now and future generations with the necessary knowledge about testicular cancer and about our goals of educating through teaching programs especially the children’s book “DIDGE” that’s currently being run throughout schools across Australia and the UK.

“On a personal note I’m delighted not only to be involved with DT38 with the game but also receiving the call from PFA Player Relations Manager Simon Colisomo to play in the PFA Aussie Legends team along with and against so many fantastic footballers from Australia and Worldwide, I’m sure it will be a night to remember.”