Nunn steps up for FFA Cup win

Nunn steps up for FFA Cup win

Posted on April 7, 2018 in 'News'

ECU Joondalup moved into the fifth round of the Westfield FFA Cup on Monday afternoon, and it was a special day for keeper Jack Nunn, who made his first team debut for the club in the 3-1 win. The 18-year-old moved to the campus from neighbours Joondalup United this season, and he said he’s settled in nicely.

“I’ve settled very well into the campus lads have been great and made me welcome from the first training session,” he said. “The move came quite unexpected to be fair, my intentions this year was to stay at Joondalup United, until I got in contact with Coach Mark Scanlan to come down to last U20’s trial and the rest is history.”

Nunn said he enjoyed his time at United, but thought a move was good for his football. “I enjoyed my season with Joondalup United we had some great players to start off last year’s season, but slowly just split through the season,” he explained. “The move wasn’t too hard for me after Mark got in contact with me as you can’t beat the facilities at the campus and there’s just a great bunch lads and a great club to play for.”

His debut for the first team was just rewards, as he has been good in the under 20’s good start to the season. “The under 20’s have got down to a good start, and we couldn’t be happier,” Nunn said. “We took a tough defeat to Subiaco, conceding two awful goals, on the chin, but came back strong against Cockburn. On a personal level I was very happy to get my First team debut on Monday against Inglewood with a great 3-1 win to move into the next round of the cup.”

Under 20’s Coach Mark Scanlan said the young keeper is making giants strides between the sticks. “Jack’s got a lot of attributes that you look for in a goalkeeper – over six foot, arms and legs for days and good reflexes,” he said. “His kicking and distribution are excellent and his handling and decision making are improving week by week, and to top it off he’s a real nice lad, so I’m very happy to see Jack doing well. He’s improved his game a lot this year and I was glad to see him do well in the FFA cup with the first team.”

Nunn starting as an on-field player as a youngster, but said the work of keeper coach Paul Turvill has made him a better shot stopper. “Believe it or not I used be a striker back in UK playing for my local club East Bergholt FC till I was 11. My family moved over from the UK in 2011 where I joined Joondalup City playing left back, and it wasn’t till  I was 13 I decided to jump in goal after are keeper left and haven’t turned back since.

“I’ve worked hard on my goalkeeping skill and Paul (Turvill) has coached me since I was playing with Joondalup City reserves when I was only 15. But now I have big Johnny (Perkins) at the club, and he’s helped me settle in great and has been helping me become better keeper since I’ve moved to the campus.

Good luck Jack in your football for the rest of the season.