Son of a Gun – Coyne ready for Nationals

Son of a Gun – Coyne ready for Nationals

Posted on September 9, 2017 in 'News'

The name Coyne is synonymous within Football in WA, and ECU Joondalup young defender Aidan is the latest of the Coyne family to shine.

The talented defender has helped the Jacks 14’s into the end of season NPLWA finals, and at the end of the month will fly out with the WA State 13’s to play in the Nationals. His father Chris Coyne played over 300 games in the UK, seven games for the Socceroos and over 30 games for Perth Glory, his uncle Jamie Coyne played A-League football with the Glory and Sydney FC, while his grandad John Coyne has been a successful Coach in WA, as well as playing in the UK and the USA and four times for the Socceroos.

Aidan has been outstanding this season for the Jacks 14’s, and is one of six Jacks youngsters selected in the State sides, Callum Piper, Sam Reilly, Seb Gomez, Fraser Dunlop and Lewis Tucker are other to represent the Jacks in the Nationals. The defender said selection in the state team caps off a good season for him. “I was really happy to be selected in the under 13’s WA State squad, as I’ve been working so hard and all my hard work has paid off,” he said. “I can’t wait to go over to Coffs Harbour, as I just love football and it will be an amazing experience going to up against NSW who I believe will be the biggest challenge for us.”

The Jacks under 14’s have performed well really well this season and finished second on the table and Coyne said they head into the finals full of confidence. “We’ve come very close to get a trophy twice in the cup and the league and we have lost miserably both times,” he said. “But I think this is good as it will give us that extra boost and determination leading up to the top four.”

Coyne junior started his first at Woodvale FC which he played from u/6 to u/8, before as a nine year old he played in the u/10 ECU Joondalup side and has been at the club ever since and spent two weeks at Aston Villa FC in 2015 through ECU. The defender said his dad has been a huge influence on his football, and he said he wants to play professional football.

“My dad has been a big help with telling me things I can do better, as I like to know when I make a mistake and how I can improve on it,” he explained. “But for me I dream to play at the highest level for my dream club Liverpool and play for my country England, as I was born there.”