Nicol Swoops ECU Awards

Nicol Swoops ECU Awards

Posted on October 9, 2017 in 'News'

ECU Joondalup flying winger Daryl Nicol has swooped the awards at the clubs 2017 Awards night at the ECU Club rooms on Friday evening.

The Scotsmen who joined the club from Scottish Highland Club Cove Rangers last season, picked up all four first team awards, as Fairest and Best, Players Player of the Year, Sponsors Player of the Year and top goalscorer.

He said it capped a great season for him, after representing the WA State side on three occasions, and captained them in the 1-1 draw with Perth Glory.

“It’s always nice to pick up the individual awards and too win so many last night was extra special but it doesn’t happen without having good teammates around you and an excellent coaching staff preparing you for games,” he said.

“What I really want to be picking up at the end of the season is team silverware and hopefully that will be the case next season.”

Jacks assistant Coach David Tough said Nicol was a worthy winner. “It was a fully deserved clean sweep for Daryl, not just for his match day performances, but his attitude to training and his positive influence in the changing room is second to none,” he said

“He’s a player that all the lads look up to and having him resign for 2018 has given the whole club a massive boost.”

Tough said the speedy winger also performed well in the Gold Medal night finishing third on 23 votes, just behind Subiaco midfielder David Perich and winners Inglewood United striker Alex Salmon.

“Finishing third in the gold medal just shows his quality particularly as when we were missing key players,” Tough said.

“That would mean opposition teams would focus more on stopping Daryl, and he still put in good performances for us, which shows the quality the lads has.”

In other awards on the night Danny O’Shea won the Under 18’s Players Player of the Year, with Callum Speed taking out the Coaches Player of the Year, while Keiron Craig was the top goalscorer

Logan McIsaac won the Under 20’s Player of the Year, with Thomas Hough winning the Coaches Player of the Year, while Ethan Kerridge won the top goalscorer.