Nicol returns home

Nicol returns home

Posted on January 8, 2021 in 'News'

ECU Joondalup are delighted to announce that Scottish striker Daryl Nicol has returned to the club for 2021.

The 31-year-old had two seasons at Bayswater City, after joining the Jacks from Scottish Highland side Cove Rangers in 2016. (Photo Head Coach Kenny Lowe welcomes Nicol back to the Campus)

The speedy forward had two successful seasons at the campus and became the first ECU player to win the Football West Gold Medal as the league’s player of the year in 2018.

Nicol said was great to be back at the club and is looking forward to the new challenge. “I’m delighted to be back at the campus where it all started for me in Australia,” he explained.

“The club has changed a fair bit since I left but there are still a lot of familiar faces whom I’m delighted to team up with again.

“It’s really exciting to be joining the champions and it’s quite incredible what Kenny managed to achieve in his first season. Hopefully I can play my part and add something different to an already fantastic team.

“Winning trophies has to be our target once again and the way the squad is shaping up, I think that’s a good possibility.”

Nicol went on to win back-to-back Gold Medals in his first year at Bayswater, and enjoyed his time at Frank Drago Reserve, and although he won personal awards, he was disappointed the club didn’t win any trophies, despite all their hard work in his time at the club.

“I had a fantastic time at Bayswater and it was a tough decision to leave. They are a fantastically well-run club with great people behind the scenes,” he said.

“It is without doubt the thing that annoys me most when I think about my time in Australia, the fact I have yet to win a trophy. I think as long as we are challenging at the top end of the table and into the later stages of cup competitions that’s all you can ask.

“The fact the boys have been and done it last year will only help us this season. I’m looking to enjoy my football at a great club and challenge for trophies. So far training has been great and I can’t wait to get going with the season.” Welcome back to the Campus Daryl and Alison