Squads / First Team

Goalkeepers

Andy Banks

GK

Date of Birth: 26/04/76

Position(s): Goalkeeper

About Me: English-born keeper has been between the sticks for a number of years at the club, and like an old wine is getting better. He plied his talents at Preston North End, Morecambe, Lancaster City, Fleetwood Town and Bamber Bridge before heading down under to ECU.

Jamie Serra

GK

Date of Birth: 01/01/1985

Position(s): Goalkeeper

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Defenders

Charlie Comyn-Platt

#2

Date of Birth: 02-10-85

Position(s): Right Back, Centre Back

About Me: Born in Manchester, England, the big defender started his league career at Bolton Wanderers, before a loan stint at Wycombe Wanderers. He then went on to play 24 games for Swindon Town before moving to Greys Athletic, Rochdale and Weston Super Mare, before moving to ECU in 2009. He is also a coach in the ECU Academy

Ryan Townsend

#3

Date of Birth: 01/01/1985

Position(s): Centre Back

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Jake Benson-Cooper

#4

Date of Birth: 01/01/1985

Position(s): Left Back, Left Wing

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Ryan Lowry

#5

Date of Birth: 01/01/1985

Position(s): Left Back, Left Wing

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Ryan McDarby

#6

Date of Birth: 25/09/89

Position(s): Left Back, Left Wing

About Me: Born in Perth, the tough tackling defender has settled in well at the club. He started his semi-pro career at ECU, before joining Mandurah City. He then moved to Stirling Lions, but badly broke his leg and missed most of last season. He joined ECU this season is back to full fitness and is regular member of the first team squad.

Andy Higgins

#4

Date of Birth: 21-9-93

Position(s): Left Back, Left Wing

About Me: Born in Perth, the talented defender is another player to come through the ECU academy set up. After impressing on a trial at Portsmouth in 2010, he was signed by Pompey on a two year scholarship. He moved back to Australia in 2012 and joined the Perth Glory Youth side before joined Heathridge in 2013, and re-joined ECU last season.

Midfielders

David Caine

#7

Date of Birth: 22/07/89

Position(s): Right Mid, Centre Mid

About Me: Born in Scotland, the winger has been a great addition to the ECU squad. He headed to Perth and joined Western Knights in 2012, and then moved to Armadale for a short stint before heading to ECU last season.

Joe Smith

#8

Date of Birth: 22/08/90

Position(s): Centre Mid, Defensive Mid

About Me: Born in Birmingham, England, the midfielder has shone at the club since joining last season, and is a vital cog in the ECU engine room. He played for Boldmere St Michael and Coleshill Town, before heading to Perth.

Tommy Amphlett

#9

Date of Birth: 01/01/1985

Position(s): Left Mid, Striker

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Dejan Speseski

#10

Date of Birth: 17/6/96

Position(s): Left Mid, Striker

About Me: Perth-born, the talented defender is another player to come through the ECU academy set up. He played in the state league with Stirling lions and Wanneroo City, but is now a valuable member of the ECU first team squad.

John Higgins

#11

Date of Birth: 11.03.86

Position(s): Left Mid, Centre Mid

About Me: Born in Birmingham in the West Midlands, the midfielder has shined since joining ECU. He headed back to England after earning a contract at Birmingham City, but things didn’t work out.  He also had trials at Wolverhampton Wanderers. He left ECU for one season to play at Western Knights, but returned and is now the clubs Captain.

Jon Stynes

#12

Date of Birth: 01/01/1985

Position(s): Left Mid, Striker

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Gareth Crawley

#8

Date of Birth: 01/01/1985

Position(s): Centre Mid, Defensive Mid

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Forwards

David Foster

#13

Date of Birth: 24/11/83

Position(s): Striker

About Me: Born in Perth, Foster played for Sorrento as a junior. He headed to the UK and played for two seasons with the Derby County Academy, before returning to Sorrento. He had three seasons at Swan IC, before joining Floreat Athena, and arrived at ECU in 2012, and is has been a proven goalscorer wherever he has played.

Lee Jones

#14

Date of Birth: 01/01/1985

Position(s): Striker

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Genaveo Human

#15

Date of Birth: 24/08/90

Position(s): Striker

About Me: Born in Durban, South Africa the striker has become a regular member of the first team squad. He came up through the ranks at Perth SC, before joining Balcatta. He then moved to Swan United at the start of 2013, but headed to ECU later in the season. He is out for the 2014 season after knee surgery.

 

Stuart Montgomery

#15

Date of Birth: 7/5/78

Position(s): Striker

About Me: Born in South Africa, the striker has been one of the top strikers in WA football for a number of years. After stints at Kingsway Olympic, Inglewood United, he joined Western Knights and won the Premier League title with them in 2004. He then moved to Sorrento and helped the Gulls win the 2012 Premier League title. He then moved to Wanneroo before heading to ECU this season. He is also a coach in the ECU Academy.