Jacks add Reiners to the squad

Jacks add Reiners to the squad

Posted on June 15, 2019 in 'News'

ECU Joondalup Soccer Club would like to welcome former Perth Glory striker Jamal Reiners to the campus after he signed late last week for the rest of the NPL WA season.

The 21-year-old has settled in well at the club and is hoping he can help the side move up the table. “I’ve settled in quite well with the group, and everyone at the club have been very welcoming,” he explained.

“We’re in a difficult position at the moment but after a run of injuries we are getting players back and I hope to add to the experience and get us up the table.”

The South African-Born was spotted playing for the WA NTC programme and spent a season at the FFA Centre of Excellence before joining the Glory. He made his starting A-League debut for the club in December 2015 against Melbourne Victory and the then 17-year-old set up the winner on the night for Diego Castro.

ECU Joondalup SC Operations of Football Steve Amphlett said Jamal has a lot to give to the club and football. “Jamal suffered a nasty injury while at the Glory and he’s battled back to fitness and his signing is a huge boost for us,” he said.

“We’re starting to get a few players back and our squad is getting stronger, and after last weeks performance we can take a great deal of confidence into the second half of the season.”

Reiners made his debut for the Jacks last week in horrendous weather conditions against Perth, and he said they fought hard to get the point. “The game was more of a fight than quality football, but the weather didn’t help,” he said.

“But we were disappointed we didn’t get the result as I think it was definitely up for grabs, but the lads showed great resolve against a good Perth SC side.”

The Jacks are not in action this week and a chance for Reiners to get used to the playing style, but he’s looking forward to the challenge and he still has ambitions to play A-League and will be doing all he can to achieve this. “The playing style is slightly different but nothing that can’t be adapted to, and training has been intense and the lads worked hard this week in preparation for next week’s derby at Sorrento,” he said.

“Of course, I want to play in the highest possible competition I can, and that’s the same for all players, and I believe I still have a lot to give and will give myself the best possible chance to do so.”

Welcome to The Campus Jamal.