Between the Sticks

Between the Sticks

Posted on April 17, 2020 in 'News'

Yesterday was International Goalkeepers Day and over the years ECU Joondalup Soccer Club have had some of the best keepers in the state and we have picked four and would like you to pick your best and why – or is there someone else?

1 – Andy Petterson had a successful 16-year career in UK football and was the first West Australian to play in the English Premier League, making his debut in its inaugural 1992/93 season for Ipswich Town against Nottingham Forest. He also played for Luton Town, Charlton Athletic, Portsmouth, West Bromwich Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers, winning promotion to the Premier League with both Charlton Athletic and West Bromwich Albion. He headed back to the Campus in 2007 and had three successful seasons between the sticks before joining the clubs coaching staff.

2 – Andy Banks had a stellar career at the Campus after heading down under. He played for Preston North End, Bury FC, Morecambe, Lancaster City, Fleetwood Town and Bamber Bridge FC in the UK and he was outstanding between the sticks in his time at the club. He bowed out of the game on a high by taking out the Football West NPLWA Goalkeeper of the Year in 2014, a well-deserved award.

3 – Johnny Perkins is the club’s current keeper and has been captain since in 2019. He played for Shamrock Rovers in Ireland for seven years, and also represented the Senior Republic of Ireland National Futsal team. He headed down under and played four seasons at Ashfield, before heading to Stirling Lions, where he won the clubs Player of the Year before joining the Jacks. His form has also seen play and Captain the WA State League side in 2019.

4 – Lewis Italiano played for the Jacks in 2016 and was outstanding as the Jacks fell just short of winning the NPL. He played his junior football at Stirling Lions and Balcatta before joining Inglewood United. He then joined Perth Glory in 2012, before signing for the Phoenix in 2013. In 2018 he joined Newcastle Jets in the A-League and is currently their number one choice.

Over to you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!