Jacks 18’s and 20’s ready for Balcatta challenge

Jacks 18’s and 20’s ready for Balcatta challenge

Posted on March 13, 2020 in 'News'

ECU Joondalup under 18’s and 20’s also begins their new NPL season at Balcatta on Saturday.

Both sides have had a good pre-season, and both have number of new faces in their squad, and for under 18’s coach Mark Scanlan can’t wait for the season ahead.

“We’ve worked hard this preseason and organised games against tough opponents on purpose so that we would be ready for round one,” he explained.

“The buy in, the attitudes, work rate and the camaraderie of the boys is really pleasing, and we’ve got a young team this year, we purposefully fast tracked some young players into the side who we felt would benefit coming into the 18’s early rather than staying in juniors.

“We’re going to be in for some tough games this season, but we have a lot of quality in the side too.”

Scanlan said Saturday’s opponents are always strong and he’s expecting the same this time around. “Personally, I can’t wait to see how the boys this year,” he said.

“Balcatta away is always a tough game and I’m sure Michael will have them playing good football, and Balcatta always put on a good spread after the first team game too, so I’m looking forward to that.”

Good luck to both sides on Saturday